Fans can watch Duke vs. Mercer live online to kick off the second day of basketball action in the 2014 NCAA tournament round of 64. After a thrilling first day of March Madness basketball on Thursday, Friday looks to keep the excitement going.
The early games should draw plenty of attention, especially as fans tune in to watch Duke vs. Mercer live online at 12:15 EST. Duke and Mercer begin Midwest regional play on Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina. For the number three seeded Blue Devils, it is as close to a home game as they can get without being at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke comes into the 2014 NCAA tournament with National Championship hopes, after losing to Virginia in the ACC tournament championship game. The Blue Devils finished the season in third place in the ACC. With a young squad trying to find their identity all season, coach Mike Krzyzewski hopes that everything comes together for a deep NCAA tournament run. Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood will be the key to Duke’s success. If both of them are clicking on all cylinders, very few teams in the country have the talent to compete. One off day and things could go bad quickly for the Blue Devils.
Anyone who shows up to watch Duke vs. Mercer live online and hopes to see an upset might be in luck. Mercer is a sleeper pick in many March Madness brackets. Duke has shown themselves to be vulnerable in the tournament, especially after losing to number 15 Lehigh two years ago. Mercer may be better than Lehigh, coming out of the Atlantic Sun conference as the best team. They defeated last year’s Cinderella, Florida Gulf Coast University, in the conference tournament. Mercer is a high scoring team that will look to keep up with Duke.
If this game turns into an up and down, high scoring affair, expect Duke to put the Mercer Bears down. Duke’s defense, which has been suspect at time’s this season, is gelling now and will probably stifle the Bears. But if Mercer gets hot and can limit Duke’s three pointers, there is serious upset potential here.
March Madness fans can watch Duke vs. Mercer live online in the 2014 NCAA tournament by clicking here.
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