Bucknell 59, Lehigh 54
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP)—Kevin Bettencourt scored 16 points and Abe Badmus added 10 to lead Bucknell to a 59-54 victory over Lehigh on Wednesday.
Donald Brown had 10 rebounds for Bucknell (15-3, 6-0 Patriot League), which won its sixth straight game. Chris McNaughton scored seven points and, with a jumper with 15:45 remaining, became the 31st player in school history to score 1,000 points.
Joe Knight scored 21 points and Jose Olivero had 19 for Lehigh (12-9, 5-1), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped.
With Bucknell holding a one-point lead, 41-40, and six minutes remaining, Bettencourt and Badmus hit 3-pointers to spark a 9-1 run that gave the Bison a 50-41 advantage.
Olivero hit two 3-pointers to narrow the gap, but the Bison made 6-of-7 free throws in the final minute to preserve the win.
Lehigh led by seven points twice in the first half, the last time as Knight scored on back-to-back possessions to put the Mountain Hawks up 20-13.
But the Bison then scored seven unanswered points to tie the score 20-20. A three-point play by Olivero gave Lehigh a 26-23 edge at the half.