Lehigh Shocks Duke 75-70

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Lehigh became the sixth No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 and the first since Norfolk State pulled off the trick earlier in the day.

Duke dropped its first tournament game for only the second time in the past 16 years, and this one occurred just 55 miles from its campus.

The Blue Devils had no answer for McCollum, a speedy guard who's a two-time Patriot League player of the year and the nation's fifth-leading scorer.

It didn't help that 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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  • by UNC Alum Location: Rocky Mount on Mar 19, 2012 at 07:41 PM
    I'm not surprised. Dook has been overrated all year and stays overrated nearly every year.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Mar 18, 2012 at 10:43 AM
    With the way Duke played in the first round ECU would have beaten Duke friday night.
  • by Pack Man Location: Knightdale on Mar 18, 2012 at 10:40 AM
    N.C. State > Dook; Who is Lehigh, I don't even know but I do know they beat Dook in the first round. Next up to lose is Kurlina to lose to Creighton.
  • by Phil Location: Williamston on Mar 18, 2012 at 06:22 AM
    Anyone who watched Duke play over the last 5 years should not be shocked. When you live by the three point shot, you will indeed die by it....
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 at 04:32 AM
    Fact is Lehigh was a better team on this particular night. Duke just hasnt been as consistant this year as in the recent past. btw i am a heels fan
  • by REM Location: ENC on Mar 18, 2012 at 12:06 AM
    A story about children dying gets less attention than sports. This is the very reason why the government is stealing every single freedom they can find; because most of us are totally distracted by stupid basketball games, video games, and Hollywood.
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      by So are you... on Mar 18, 2012 at 07:21 AM in reply to REM
      or you wouldn't be posting.....
  • by Et Location: Columbia on Mar 17, 2012 at 06:06 PM
    I am a Heel fan but reality is a ..... Heels are overrated also. Seriously, loosing to Florida State twice. I take that back. Once, the other was a complete ... wooping. Then (17) point lead on Duke at home with 4 1/2 minutes left to play and blow it resulting in a Doook win. Carolina will not go far either. I will pull for Florida State. At least they have a coach who can do his job proficently. Maybe the heels will wake up and replace Roy with him.
  • by Elated on Mar 17, 2012 at 05:59 PM
    This is simply THEE best thing that has EVER happened to Duke. So funny!!
  • by g on Mar 17, 2012 at 04:57 PM
    Lehigh is now my 2nd. favorite team... Go Heels
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Mar 17, 2012 at 03:59 PM
    Were the dookies serious, Lehigh?
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