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C.J. McCollum grimaced as he sat on the away team bench at Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Va.
His face was a look of anger, disappointment and frustration.
The then-Lehigh University senior guard, who was leading the nation in scoring, had one white Nike high-top shoe on, but his left foot and ankle were tightly wrapped with athletic tape.