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The Mountain Hawks led most of the first half despite shooting just 38 percent from the field.

Lehigh grabbed the lead for good at the 8:21 mark of the second half when Mackey McKnight made a 3-pointer. The momentum continued to build as the game went on and the Mountain Hawks started to pull away in the final three minutes.

McCollum hit a 3-pointer off a screen from Gabe Knutson and John Adams followed with a breakaway dunk to push the lead to 61-54 with two minutes to go.

“I told my teammates all year whenever in doubt get me the ball and I’ll make a play for us,” McCollum said.

Duke would get as close as three twice in the final 30 seconds, including when Quinn Cook hit a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left.

Duke fouled McCollum on the inbounds pass and he made up for two earlier misses from the line by hitting both shots to seal a shocking victory that sent the Greensboro Coliseum crowd into a frenzy.

“We’re not a juggernaut or anything like that,” Krzyzewski said. “We have known that throughout the whole season. You have to do it pretty precise, and we just didn’t play well offensively the last few weeks of the season. Actually we got better defensively, but offensively we just weren’t there.”

Lehigh got a huge game from Knutson, who scored 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and a 6-of-7 performance from the foul line.

McCollum was 9 of 24 from the field and 10 of 16 from the foul line. He also handed out six assists and grabbed six rebounds.

Mason Plumlee and Austin Rivers led Duke with 19 points apiece. The Blue Devils (27-7), who were playing without injured forward Ryan Kelly, finished the year with back-to-back losses. They lost to Florida State in the ACC semifinals.

“I’ve been in it for 37 years and it takes you to incredible highs,” Krzyzewski said. “And it also takes you to incredible lows. And tonight’s one of those lows. But it wasn’t just our doing, they played that well. They played that well. And again my hat’s off to them.”