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Lehigh 75, Duke 70, Final

I've got a confession to make: March 16th, 2012 did not start out well for me.

It was not a day that felt like history was going to be made, starting with a sleepless night, and another long workday ahead after already logging more than forty hours at the office.

But by the end of the night, all the stress, all the frustration and all the hard work of the last week were gone.

There was nothing else but the extraordinary achievement of this very, very special Lehigh men's basketball team.

The best Lehigh basketball player I've ever seen out-performed one of the best guards in the ACC - and played a huge part in writing the Mountain Hawks into NCAA tournament history.

Mountain Hawk Madness

You know by now that Lehigh is going to the Big Dance.

You know by now that they're facing off against Duke in Greensboro, North Carolina on Friday ay 7PM, to be seen nationally on CBS.

You knew, too, that there would be Madness surrounding the trip to the NCAA tournament.

But quite this much Madness?

When Lehigh faced off against Kansas two years ago, Lehigh's odds of winning the tournament were put at "a Googleplex-to-one".  Literally.

This time around, though, I can tell you this - it's not a Googleplex anymore.  And a whole lot of fans around the Lehigh Valley think maybe, just maybe, this team can bring down Mike Krzyzewski's team on the 20 year anniversary of Christian Laettner's shot and only two years removed from beating Butler for their most recent championship.