Mercer University basketball fans are back down to earth after the Bears lost to the University Tennessee by 20 points Sunday night. Just 48 hours earlier Mercer was the talk of the sports world after upsetting Duke University in the NCAA tournament.
On paper, it didn't look likely at all. Mercer is a mid-sized private school Macon that hasn't taken part in March Madness since 1985, while Duke is one of the most storied college teams in basketball history.
We’re in the thick of March Madness this week, which means office brackets, sneaking a look at games through the day, and reportedly, millions of dollars of lost productivity. So is all this basketball fever a problem? Our resident expert Brandon Smith weighs in.