Lehigh Has A Shot To Beat Kansas. Yes We Are Serious.

Everyone knows the statistics...a sixteen seed has never won a game against a one seed. Do not expect it to change this year.  But if there ever was a year it might happen, this is it.  

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An astute fan of the Lehigh Sports Forum  (yes, I am as surprised as you are that they have a message board) pointed out that the 2010 Lehigh team has the identical characteristics that saw fellow conference-mate Bucknell upset Kansas back in 2005:

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1. 2005: Kansas played the Patriot League champion. 2010: Kansas to play the Patriot League champion.

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2. 2005: Kansas began the year ranked No. 1. 2010: Kansas began the year ranked No. 1.

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3. 2005: Kansas enters the tournament ranked No. 1 in the RPI. 2010: Kansas enters the tournament ranked No. 1 in the RPI.

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4. 2005: Game played on March 18. 2010: Game to be played on March 18.

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5. 2005: Game played at Ford Center in Oklahoma City. 2010: Game to be played at Ford Center in Oklahoma City.

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6. 2005: Game was late game of evening session. 2010: Game to be late game of evening session.

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7. 2005: Northern Iowa played in the other game of the evening session. 2010: Northern Iowa will play in the other game of the evening session.

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Let's hope that the Kansas Jayhawks do not believe in déjà vu as they make a run for the national title.  Just think of the millions of brackets that will be absolutely destroyed if Kansas did lose this game to the Engineers Mountain Hawks. 

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Absolute chaos.

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H/T: The Dagger

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