New Jersey Tech @ Lehigh
Current Records: New Jersey Tech 0-1; Lehigh 0-1
What to Know
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks will look to defend their home court Saturday against the New Jersey Tech Highlanders at 7 p.m. ET. Lehigh was 4-11 last year and is coming off of a 73-70 loss against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday. New Jersey Tech was 7-12 last season and is coming off of a 61-54 defeat against the Merrimack Warriors on Thursday.
Two last-season stats to keep an eye on: The Mountain Hawks allowed their opponents to shoot an average of 46.90% from the floor, which was the 93rd highest shooting percentage allowed (top 90%) in college basketball. New Jersey Tech experienced some struggles of their own as they could only manage to knock down 40.40% of their shots, making them 11th worst (bottom 92%) in college basketball in field goal percentage. So maybe these sore spots will just cancel each other out if things haven't changed too much in the offseason.
Lehigh is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. But these early season matchups can go either way as both teams get back into playing shape.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Stabler Arena -- Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Mountain Hawks are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Highlanders, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.