GREENSBORO, N.C. This is brand new territory for Lehigh's basketball program. And from the looks of it, everyone associated with the Mountain Hawks is embracing every minute of it.
And who can blame them?
Lehigh is coming off a shocking upset of Duke, just the sixth No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, and may have the personnel and disposition to keep playing past Sunday's matchup with Xavier in the third round at the Greensboro Coliseum.
But first, the Mountain Hawks must be grounded in reality from the unreal high that beating Duke surely gave the players and their throng of brown-clad fans.
"I think that after any emotional game there's always the propensity to potentially fall off a little bit, because we have expended so much mental energy," Lehigh coach Dr. Brett Reed said Saturday. "However, immediately after the game, I wanted to make sure that our players had a chance to enjoy the moment, enjoy the experience.
"It was really something special that...