Patriot League Men’s Basketball Recap presented by PenFed Credit Union (1.26.22)

AT LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (8-13, 6-3 PL) 84 ARMY WEST POINT BLACK KNIGHTS (12-9, 6-3 PL) 71
Stabler Arena / Bethlehem, PA 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Freshman guard Tyler Whitney-Sidney scored a career-high 19 points to lead five Mountain Hawks by double figures in Lehigh’s 84-71 victory over Army West Point at Stabler Arena on Wednesday.
* Junior forward Evan Taylor finished with 16 points and seven rebounds, freshman guard Keith Higgins Jr. added 13 points
* Lehigh senior forward Jeameril Wilson and junior forward Nic Lynch contributed 12 and 11 points respectively.
* The Mountain Hawks connected 9 of 16 from 3-point range in the second half to outscore the Black Knights, 51-41, after the break.
* Sophomore guard Jalen Rucker led Army West Point with 18 points, junior forward Chris Mann added 16 points and senior guard Josh Caldwell had 15 points.
* The Black Knights led 44-42 with 14:06 remaining in the second half, but Higgins Jr. and Whitney-Sidney hit two 3-pointers apiece in a four-minute span to help the Mountain Hawks open a double-digit lead over their way to victory.
RECAP: ARMY WEST POINT | THE TOP

NAVY FRIENDS (13-7, 6-3 PL) 81, TO BUCKNELL BISON (4-17, 1-8 PL) 63
Sojka Pavilion / Lewisburg, PA 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
LEWISBURG, Pa. – Junior forwards Tyler Nelson and Jaylen Walker scored 14 points each to lead the Navy to an 81-63 win over Bucknell at Sojka Pavilion.
* Nelson and Walker combined to shoot 5-on-9 from beyond the arc to help the Midshipmen connect on 52.6% of his 3-point attempts to move to 6-3 in League play.
*The Navy bench was once again hard-hitting, contributing 38 points, including 11 from junior forward Daniel Deaver.
* Senior forward Richard Njoku added 10 points, five boards and three blocks, and junior guard Patrick Dorsey grabbed a team-high 10 boards from the bench.
* Bucknell senior guard Andrew Funk finished with a team-high 17 points, four rebounds and four assists, while sophomore forward Andre Screen added 15 points and eight rebounds.
* Junior guard Xander Rice finished with 10 points, four assists and three steals for the Bison.
RECAPS: NAVY | BUCKNEL

AT AMERICAN EAGLES (6-13, 2-5 PL) 67, HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (3-15, 1-5 PL) 49
Bender Arena/Washington, DC 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
WASHINGTON –Senior hitter Josh Alexander and sophomore guard Colin Smalls scored 16 points apiece to lead the Americans to a 67-49 victory over Holy Cross on Wednesday at Bender Arena.
* Graduate student guard Stacy Beckton Jr. added 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting to help an Eagles team shoot 51 percent from the floor.
* The American outshot the Crusaders in the paint, 42-28.
* Holy Cross senior forward Gerrale Gates had his seventh double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
*Freshman goaltender Kyrell Luc added eight points, seven rebounds and two steals for the Crusaders.
RECAPITULATIONS: SAINTE-CROIX | AMERICAN

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS (14-8, 5-4 PL) 81, AT LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (5-12, 2-4 PL) 62
Kirby Sports Center/Easton, PA 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
EASTON, Pennsylvania. –Graduate student guard Javante McCoy led four Terriers in double figures with 17 points as Boston University beat Lafayette 81-62 at Kirby Sports Center on Wednesday night.
* Graduate student Sukhmail Mathon finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Terriers.
* Senior strikers Walter Whyte (13) and Fletcher Tynen (12) also scored in double figures for a BU side that shot 53.4% ​​from the floor and 45.5% from 3-pointers.
* Lafayette sophomore forward Kyle Jenkins finished with a team-high 15 points, while junior forward Neal Quinn added 13 points, six rebounds and three assists.
*Junior forward Leo O’Boyle and second-year goaltender Jon Brantley added 12 and 10 points for the Leopards.
RECAPS: UNIVERSITY OF BOSTON | LAFAYETTE

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