Lehigh’s remarkable win over Duke, in photos

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Who knew we’d have NCAA tournament twice in one day?

Less than two hours after Norfolk State became just the fifth 15 seed to win a tourney game, Lehigh joined the club with its 75-70 win Friday against No. 2 Duke.

C.J. McCollum stole the show, but he was far from the only Mountain Hawk who made for a few great photos. So here, for your viewing pleasure, is Lehigh’s amazing win. Nice job the Patriot League tourney champs.

See Norfolk State’s win, in photos

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Duke freshman Austin Rivers shoots over C.J. McCollum. Rivers led the Devils in scoring with 19 points. (Photo credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty)

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This was one of the only ways Duke could slow dowm McCollum. He finished with 30 points. (Photo credit: Mike Ehermann/Getty)

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Duke’s Josh Hairston reaches for a loose ball. (Photo credit: Chris Keane/Reuters)

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Mason Plumlee was Duke’s other leading scorer. He also had 19. (Ehermann/Getty)

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Lehigh hustled for everything, even when the ball was out of reach. (Ehermann/Getty)

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Devil defenders Tyler Thornton and Seth Curry grab for the ball while Lehigh’s Mackey McKnight tries to maintain possession. (Ehermann/Getty)

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Not that Duke had much luck containing McKnight. He played 38 minutes, scored 11 points and only had one turnover despite serving as one of the Mountain Hawks’ primary ball-handlers. (Lecka/Getty)

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Gabe Knutson hit all five field-goal attempts and finished with 17 points. (Photo credit: Gerry Broome/AP)

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By the end, McCollum (who also had six assists and six rebounds) knew it was history. (Lecka/Getty)

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As did McKnight and forward John Adams. (Ehermann/Getty)

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Rivers (5 of 14 from the field) couldn’t carry the Devils. (Lecka/Getty)

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Lehigh coach Brett Reed, jubilant after the final whistle. (Photo credit: Chuck Burton/AP)

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Rivers, still in shock afterward. He told reporters “I prepare to win. That’s what Duke’s about. This doesn’t happen. We (expletive) lost to a 15 seed.” (Lecka/Getty)

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