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Lehigh vs Lafayette

Lehigh 90, Lafayette 76

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EASTON, Pa. (AP) - C.J. McCollum scored 26 points, including 12 straight in the second half as Lehigh pulled away from Lafayette en route to a 90-76 Patriot League win Sunday.

The Mountain Hawks (15-6, 3-2), coming off a 68-61 loss to Bucknell, have won three of their last four and matched last year's win total with nine games remaining.

There were 11 ties and 13 lead changes. After Lafayette led 39-37 at halftime, the game was knotted on four more occasions, the last time at 45-45 with 16:53 left.

McCollum then hit two free throws, a 3-pointer, a jumper, three free throws and, 31 seconds later, two more foul shots for a 57-49 Lehigh lead.

Gabe Knutson added 17 points for Lehigh, which outshot Lafayette 57.7 percent (30 of 52) to 49 percent (24 of 49).

Ryan Willen's17 points led Lafayette (8-12, 3-2), which had won three of its previous four games.

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Lehigh Mountain Hawks
H. Greiner, F364-74-441212
G. Knutson, F256-84-453317
J. Hamilton, F224-90-00129
C. McCollum, G407-1410-1271126
C. Schaefer, G352-33-42239
A. D'Orazio132-30-01124
J. Adams121-22-23144
S. Cvrkalj91-20-00013
J. Maneri83-40-01006
Totals 30-5223-2626101890
 57.7%88.5% 
Lafayette Leopards
R. Willen, F303-1111-1451217
D. Trist, F186-81-121413
R. Delaney, G316-73-323216
J. Mower, G314-73-300411
T. Johnson, G270-72-25412
J. Ptasinski191-30-01103
L. Giese171-20-04033
N. Petkovich143-30-03029
S. Hinrichs110-12-21122
J. Pelham10-00-00000
L. Smith10-00-00000
Totals 24-4922-2524112076
 49%88% 
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American8-1017-16136
Holy Cross8-1014-16200
Navy8-1013-19252
Loyola-Md.7-1111-19270
Army6-1215-15235
 
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