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March 23, 2014

Stunning Duke a reason to party for Mercer fans

(Continued)

Then, 19 seconds left.

No picture, but a sound.

A Mercer free throw.

Stripping the net.

Loud and clear, a bear claw of a dagger.

Mercer 74, Duke 68.

Commence bedlam.

Students streamed from dormitories.

Shirtless young men embraced.

Old-timers beamed.

College kids beelined for celebratory brewskis. Others had long since partaken.

“I don’t even know what to say,” said sophomore Chris Walker, a political science major from Miami. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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