Brad Stevens has ties to NCAA darling Mercer

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NEW YORK — Mercer University, an 8,300-student school in Macon, Ga., stole the basketball spotlight Friday when its 14th-seeded Bears upset third-seeded Duke in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens has ties to Mercer, as it was the only Division 1 college to offer him a basketball scholarship when he was coming out of high school in Zionsville, Ind.

When asked if it was special for him to see Mercer win, Stevens pointed out that he didn’t watch much of the game.

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