Five things you didn't know about Mercer before March Madness (3)

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2: Third time is a charm

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You've no doubt heard that this is the first time that Mercer have won a game in the NCAA tournament.

But what you may not know is that this is only the third time they've even been in it.

This private school had a couple of goes before.

In 1981 they lost 67-73 to Arkansas in the first round and again in 1985 they suffered a first round loss to Georgia Tech 58-65.

In 2012 however, the Mercer Bears, as they are known, won the Postseason tournament, beating Utah State.

Not only was this Mercer's first NCAA win but also the first win of anyone in their conference!

Mercer won their conference this year to get them in the position they are now.

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