Sweet 15′s: Norfolk State, Lehigh pull off huge NCAA tourney upsets

AHN Sports Staff

Greensboro, NC, United States (AHN Sports) – No top seed has ever fallen to a No. 16 seed at the NCAA Tournament, but a pair of No. 15 teams extracted their pound of flesh Friday over two No. 2′s, as Norfolk State upended Mizzou 86-84 and Lehigh toppled perennial power Duke 75-70.

Kyle O’Quinn starred for Norfolk State, pouring in 26 points with 14 rebounds while throwing his body all over the floor in the closing moments to help secure the win. Chris McEachin added 20 for the victors.

Marcus Denmon and Phil Pressey led Mizzou with 20 points each, but the Tigers lost their poise down the stretch and didn’t play like the No. 3 ranked team in the nation.

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Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum was “the best player on the court” as Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told a CBS reporter following the contest.

McCollum scored a game-high 30 points, while Gabe Knutson hit all five of his field goal attempts and added 17.

Lehigh played more aggressively throughout, earning 37 trips to the charity stripe, hitting 25, while Duke hit 16 of 23 attempts.

Mason Plumlee scored 21 points and Austin Rivers added 19 for Duke, but no other Blue Devil reached double-figures.

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