Bennett with 23 points, Lehigh edges Boston U 80-75
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) Caleb Bennett scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds and Lehigh edged Boston University 80-75 on Saturday.
Bennett was 8 of 13 from the field including three from distance and hit all four of his free throws for the Mountain Hawks (10-13, 5-7 Patriot). Kahron Ross added 17 points, six rebounds and three assists and Pat Andree chipped in 10 points.
Bennett sank a pair of 3-pointers as part of a 20-6 surge midway through the first half that gave the Mountain Hawks a 32-22 lead with five minutes to go and they were up 40-31 at halftime.
The Terriers (12-11, 8-4) fought back in the second half to take a 75-72 advantage with just under two minutes to play. Bennett and Ross replied with back-to-back jumpers for a 76-75 Lehigh lead with 1:04 left and Boston failed to score the rest of the way.
Tyler Scanlon scored 24 points with four rebounds and five assists for the Terriers.