Lehigh 86, Quinnipiac 75

C.J. McCollum scored 23 points and Lehigh used a hot-shooting

second half to beat Quinnipiac 86-75 on Monday night.

The Mountain Hawks (5-2) trailed 29-28 with 3:23 left in the

first half before outscoring the Bobcats 11-4 until the break.

Stefan Cvrkalj’s jumper with 5 seconds left in the half put Lehigh

up 39-33.

The Mountain Hawks shot 63.6 percent from the field in the

second half (14 of 22), and were 15 of 18 from the foul line.

Lehigh stretched its lead to as many as 17 points, 81-64, on

McCollum’s layup with 2:53 remaining.

Lehigh outscored Quinnipiac 24-16 in the paint in the second

half and led 34-28 in that category for the game.

The Mountain Hawks, who won their fifth straight, turned it over

12 times, while dishing out 17 assists.

Gabe Knutson added 19 points for Lehigh.

James Johnson led the Bobcats (2-3) with 25 points.