Saturday, March 17, 2012

Down Goes Duke

McCOLLUM #3 (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Lehigh 75, DUKE 70 Duke – Earlier in the week, we predicted Duke wouldn’t dance long, but we certainly thought they get out of town. 

C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke to become the second No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 during a wild Friday in the NCAA tournament.  Prior to last night, the Blue Devils had never lost a first round game in Greensboro.

In fact, Duke dropped its first tournament game for only the second time in the past 16 years.  The Blue Devils also dropped their opener against 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth in 2007.

Cause of death:  Poor shooting, the Blue Devils hit just 6 of 26 shots from 3-point range.

Lehigh (27-7) led most of the game, drawing support from North Carolina fans who borrowed brown signs from Mountain Hawks supporters that read “Go Lehigh” to root against their rivals.

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