The 14-seed Mercer Bears (26-8) will take on the 3-seed Duke (26-8) on March 21 in Raleigh, N.C., in the 2nd round of the Midwest region of the NCAA tournament.
Hawkins Arena and all of Mercer lit up with excitement as their spot in the NCAA tournament came on. Players, coaches and fans alike filled the arena to see where Mercer would land in the 68-team bracket.
In a moment of anticipation on the CBS Selection Sunday special, the camera panned to the players, waiting anxiously as two regions went by without an announcement.
Wes Blankenship will have more tonight on Eyewitness News at 11.