No. 15 seed Lehigh upsets No. 2 Duke 75-70

No. 15 seed Lehigh upsets No. 2 Duke 75-70

March 16th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

No. 15 seeds who have beaten No. 2 seeds:

1991 - No. 15 Richmond 73, No. 2 Syracuse 69

1993 - No. 15 Santa Clara 64, No. 2 Arizona 61

1997 - No. 15 Coppin State 78, No. 2 South Carolina 65

2001 - No. 15 Hampton 58, No. 2 Iowa State 57

2012 - No. 15 Norfolk State 86, No. 2 Missouri 84; No. 15 Lehigh 75, No. 2 Duke 70

The NCAA tournament expanded to 16 seeds per region in 1985. No 16-seed has defeated a No. 1 seed.

GREENSBORO, N.C. - 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.