(CBS) — Thanks to Duke’s big win, a sixth-grade boy from Lake Zurich is a national champion.

Through 66 tournament games, 12-year-old Sam Holtz had a near-perfect bracket and sat in second place in ESPN’s bracket challenge.

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All he needed was a Duke win.

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“I feel like I’m famous,” the youngster said Monday.

Holtz now could win a $20,000 gift card and a trip to the 2015 Maui Invitational at the start of next season.

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ESPN’s rules dictate participants must be 18 years or older to be eligible. But prize or no prize, Holtz will have bragging rights when he goes to school Tuesday.