Duke vs. Lehigh [Game info and open thread]
It's another year, and another year that Coach K's Duke squad is one of the nation's best teams. Duke (27-6) played one of the nation's toughest schedules and boasts wins over Michigan State, Kansas, Michigan and North Carolina, to name a few. It's all in the family at Duke as well, as their front court is led by a pair of brothers--Mason and Miles Plumlee. At guard the Blue Devils have two sharpshooters with great blood lines--Austin Rivers is the son of Boston Celtics' coach Doc Rivers and Seth Curry is the son of Dell Curry and brother of Golden State Warriors' guard Stephen Curry. Rivers is just a freshman, but he leads the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game.
Lehigh (26-7) finished second in the Patriot League but won the conference tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Mountain Hawks have an impressive record, but didn't beat a single tournament team all season. However, Lehigh can score, so expect this game to be up in the 70s or 80s. If Lehigh is going to have a chance in this game, junior guard C.J. McCollum will likely have to take over. The 6-foot-5 swingman is one of the nation's top scorers at 21.9 points per game.
What's at stake?
The winner plays the winner of No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 10 Xavier.
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