Fans can watch the Mercer vs. Tennessee basketball game live online and be assured of one thing — at least one Cinderella team is going through to the next round of the Big Dance.
As a No. 14 seed, Mercer was expected to go quietly into the night against ACC powerhouse Duke, but instead handed the Blue Devils yet another upset to a double-digit seed.
But for Mercer, a team that won 27 games this year, the win wasn’t considered an upset.
“Every time there’s an upset in March, people tend to call it a Cinderella story,” said Jakob Gollon, a sixth-year senior for Mercer. “But we know how good we are and in the past couple of years, we’ve beaten a lot of high major teams. So we expect to win a lot of these games.”
Mercer will now try to buck the odds again and knock off No. 11 Tennessee. The game tips off Sunday at 6:10 pm ET from PNC Arenan in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Fans who watch the Mercer vs. Tennessee game live online will see a Volunteer squad that has already won two games in the tournament, beating Iowa in the First Four and then pulling off the upset of No. 6 seed Massachusetts.
The Vols lost to Mercer last season, and aren’t taking them lightly this time around either.
“We didn’t overlook them. We didn’t take them for granted, either,” Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin said. “Our guys watch a lot of basketball. They know good basketball when they see it.”
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