Scores

Final

Bucknell 63

(9-11, 4-5 Patriot)

Lehigh 66

(11-11, 4-5 Patriot)

7:00 PM ET, January 29, 2014

Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
BUCK 35 2863
LEH 28 3866

Top Performers

Bucknell: C. Ayers 23 Pts, 2 Reb

Lehigh: C. Schaefer 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

Lehigh tops Bucknell with late free throws 66-63

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Stefan Cvrkalj sank a pair of free throws in the final 24 seconds -- on top of a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch -- helping Lehigh fend off Bucknell 66-63 Wednesday night.

The Mountain Hawks (11-11, 4-5 Patriot League) made 9 of 16 shots from long range, with Cvrkalj hitting four and finishing with 14 points. Lehigh's 3s came at pivotal times in winning their third straight.

Bucknell (9-11, 4-5) led by seven at halftime, but Lehigh caught up at 35-35 on a Corey Schaefer (15 points) 3-pointer. Cvrkalj hit a 3-pointer to snap a 51-51 tie and another to regain the lead, 57-55. Cvrkalj and Jesse Chuku hit extended the lead to 63-55 with 3-pointers.

Cvrkalj's free throws were the difference as Bucknell's Cameron Ayers (23 points) nailed a 3-pointer with 7 seconds left. Nine of Lehigh's last 10 games were decided in the final minute.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUCK
LEH
Points 63 66
FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 24-54 (.444)
3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 9-16 (.563)
FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 9-22 (.409)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 10 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
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