Going into the first round of this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, a number-15 seed hadn’t beaten a number 2-seed in eleven years. But on March 16, 2012, two such monumental upsets went down within hours. First, Norfolk State, out of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, stunned Missouri, 86-84, in Omaha. Then, the biggest shocker: Duke, true college basketball royalty whose coach, Mike Krzyzewski, would lead the U.S. men’s basketball team to gold a few months later, lost to tiny Lehigh, out of the Patriot League, 75-70. Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum proved, once again, that some of the country’s best players suit up for schools outside the major conferences. McCollum torched the Blue Devils for 30 points. “What you have here, folks, is one of the all-time shockers,” said CBS announcer Jim Nantz, after the final buzzer.
Duke loses to Lehigh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P4N20iKV7A&feature=related
Norfolk State defeats Mizzou: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O3Z8CQj9Pg