Lehigh 56, Bucknell 53
C.J. McCollum hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1 second left
as Lehigh snapped Bucknell’s 12-game winning streak with a 56-53
victory Thursday night.
McCollum finished with 15 points for the Mountain Hawks, who
overcame poor shooting and a seven-point second-half deficit to
hand the Bison their first Patriot League loss this season. A win
by Bucknell (20-7, 10-1), which defeated Lehigh 68-61 on Jan. 18,
would have clinched the No. 1 seed in the league tournament.
After five ties in the second half, the Bison built a 51-44 lead
with 6:14 remaining. The Mountain Hawks (20-7, 8-3) tied it at 53
with 1:04 left, then Bucknell’s Mike Muscala missed a 3-pointer and
a layup before McCollum’s game-winner.
Joe Willman had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Muscala had 10
points and 12 boards for the Bison, who outshot Lehigh 36.8 percent
(21 of 57) to 33.3 percent (17 of 51).