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On a day in which lower-seeded teams played even with higher-seeded teams, the biggest story in college basketball was 15th-seeded Lehigh’s stunning win over No. 2 seed Duke.

This was the second 15-versus-2 win of the day. It marked the first season in which a pair of 15 seeds won an NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game.

The Blue Devils lost for only the fourth time in the round of 64 under Mike Krzyzewski. They entered the day 28-0 all-time against teams seeded 12th through 16th, but could not handle C.J. McCollum and his Mountain Hawks teammates.

McCollum scored 30 points and drew 13 fouls, the second-most by a player in a game in the last three tournaments (Jimmer Fredette">Jimmer Fredette drew 14 last season against Wofford).

Lehigh outscored Duke 19-4 in transition Friday during the Mountain Hawk's second-round win. Lehigh entered the championship tournament with the 16th-best transition defense in the nation. The Blue Devils, on the other hand, had been outscored by 1.9 transition points per game this season, the second-worst differential in the ACC.

Lehigh also attempted 37 free throws, the most by a Duke opponent in a tournament game since 1955, when Villanova attempted 42.

This was the first loss for current ACC members against a 15 or 16 seed in the Round of 64. It wasn’t the only big upset of the evening.

Here’s a snapshot look of the rest of the games from Friday night.

Midwest Region
(2) Kansas 65, (15) Detroit 50

Thomas Robinson had his nation-leading 24th double- double this season. It is the first time that a Horizon League team hasn't won a Men's Basketball Championship game since 2004.

(10) Purdue 72, (7) Saint Mary's 69
Purdue has won 14 straight Round of 64 games, including one in each of the last six seasons.

(12) South Florida 58, (5) Temple 44
South Florida gets the win in its first Round of 64 appearance since 1992. Temple has lost in the Round of 64 in four of its last five Men's Basketball Championship appearances. The Owls scored at least 64 points in every other game this season.

(13)Ohio 65, (4) Michigan 60
The Bobcats became the sixth team to win a tournament game as both a 13 and 14 seed (they beat Georgetown as a 14 seed two seasons ago).

Ohio scored 63 of its 65 points in the half court, shooting nearly 16 percentage points higher than Michigan in half-court sets. In their last tournament victory over Georgetown in the 2010 Men's Basketball Championship, the Bobcats shot 57 percent and outscored the Hoyas by 18 points in the half court.

Since 2004, Ohio is 2-2 in tournament play. All other MAC teams are a combined 0-6.

Michigan is now 10-1 all-time versus teams seeded No. 12 or worse.

West Region
(1) Michigan State 89, (16) LIU Brooklyn 67

Draymond Green had 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to lead the Spartans, his second consecutive triple-double in the Men's Basketball Championship (he had a triple double in Round of 64 loss to UCLA last season).

Green joins Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson as the only players with multiple triple-doubles in Men's Basketball Championship history (Robertson had four, Johnson two).

(9) St Louis 61, (8) Memphis 54
Saint Louis wins a Men's Basketball Championship game for the first time since 1998. Head coach Rick Majerus is now 11-1 in round of 64 games. It is only Saint Louis' fourth tournament victory in program history.

South Region
(10) Xavier 67, (7) Notre Dame 63

Xavier wins in the Round of 64 for the fifth time in six seasons. Tu Holloway moved past Jamie Gladden for 7th on Xavier's all-time scoring list (1,790) and led all scorers with 25 points.

Notre Dame assisted on 76 percent of its field goals Friday against Xavier. It was the first time this season that Notre Dame has lost when assisting on at least 60 percent of its field goals (previously 19-0).
Both of Sunday afternoon's ABC games provided unique and historically significant statistical achievements and results. Below is a quick-hit look at the best of the best from the New York Knicks at Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers.




• Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo provided one of the great individual games in NBA history. Rondo (18 points, 17 rebounds, 20 assists) became just the third player in NBA history to record at least 15 points, 20 assists and 15 rebounds in a single game, joining Oscar Robertson in 1961 and Wilt Chamberlain in 1968, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

• The last Celtics player to tally 15 points, 15 assists, and 15 rebounds was Larry Bird on April 1, 1987, in a regulation win against the Bullets.

• The Celtics have won their last 11 home games against the Knicks (since Feb. 28, 2007). According to Elias, its Boston's longest current home winning streak against any opponent.

• Jeremy Lin had 14 points, 5 assists and 6 turnovers, his 3rd game since becoming a starter in which he recorded more turnovers than assists.



• LeBron James recorded his 16th double-double of the season, which came in his 36th game. Last season, he had 31 double-doubles in 79 games. In other words, last season he averaged a double-double in 39 percent of his games; this year, that number is up over 44 percent.

• While James did record a double-double, his effectiveness declined considerably when he was guarded by Metta World Peace. Against World Peace, James shot 4-13 with eight points and two turnovers; in all other situations, he was 8-13 with 17 points and one turnover.

• Dwyane Wade fouled out of a game for the first time since October 29, 2008.

•  Not only did Wade foul out, but, like James, he found one matchup to be particularly frustrating. When Kobe Bryant guarded Wade, he made just one-third of his shots (3-9), while racking up almost as many turnovers (four) as points (six). Against all others, he shot 50 percent from the field (4-8), had 10 points and just one turnover.

• Bryant, on the other hand, was much the opposite. When guarded by Wade, he was made four shots on six attempts, had nine points and committed zero turnovers; when guarded by all others, he missed 7 of 17 shots taken and had three turnovers.


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