Lehigh 91, Colgate 81

BY foxsports • February 17, 2010

CJ McCollum and Michael Ojo scored 22 points apiece, and Zahir Carrington added 12 points and 14 rebounds as Lehigh turned back an upset bid by Colgate 91-81 on Wednesday night.

The Mountain Hawks (17-9, 8-3 Patriot League) maintained their one-game conference lead over Navy and Bucknell after trailing 49-40 at halftime.

Five steals in the opening 5:09 of the second half helped Lehigh turn the game around and go on top 67-58 with 10:45 remaining. But the Raiders (8-17, 4-7), who had won their last two games by a point each, came back with a 13-3 run, taking a 71-70 lead on Kyle Roemer's layup with 6:29 left.

A 3-pointer by Ojo at the 5:48 mark put Lehigh back in the lead to stay, and a dunk by Carrington made it 75-71 with 5:17 left. Lehigh shot 65.4 percent (17-for-26) in the second half.

Roemer scored 21 points for the Raiders, and Gyawu and Ben Jonson scored 13 each.

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