Four Mountain Hawks Reach Double-Digits as Lehigh Takes Down Boston U. for Eighth Consecutive Win

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh men’s basketball team recorded its eighth-straight victory with a 66-55 win over Boston University on Sunday afternoon at Stabler Arena. The Mountain Hawks match their longest winning streak since 2018.

Lehigh is 13-8 overall and improved his Patriot League record to 8-2 while the Terriers fall to 10-13 on the season and 3-7 in league play. The Brown and White earned their first win over BU since the 2020 season.

A back-and-forth first half had Lehigh see its largest lead of five points on multiple occasions, the last coming at 19-14 before BU scored six-straight points to take its first lead at 20-19 with 6:13 remaining in the half. After surrendering the lead, senior Evan Taylor knocked down a three-pointer to put Lehigh back in front, 22-20. The Terriers tied it back up but the Brown and White took a 26-23 lead with just over two minutes until halftime. BU scored the last four points of the half to take a 27-26 advantage into the locker room.

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The Terriers started off the second half extending their lead to 38-30 before the Mountain Hawks slowly inched their way back and tied the game at 40-40 with a layup from sophomore Tyler Whitney-Sidney. Whitney-Sidney then knocked down a three-pointer that gave Lehigh its first lead, 43-40, since late in the first half. BU came with a point but Lehigh would remain on top for the rest of the contest, coming out on top, 66-55.

Four Mountain Hawks finished in double figures and combined for 55 of Lehigh’s 66 points. Sophomore Keith Higgins Jr. led all scorers with 19 points and added four rebounds and one steal. Both Taylor and Whitney-Sidney finished with 13 points apiece. Whitney-Sidney finished with six boards, an assist and a steal while Taylor had five rebounds, three of them being offensive. Rounding out the double-digit scorers was junior Jalin Sinclair, who finished with 10 points and a team-high three assists with two rebounds. These four Mountain Hawks were perfect from the free-throw line, finishing a clean 18-for-18 at the charity stripe.

Junior Dominic Parolin finished with nine points and led Lehigh with seven rebounds, three of them being offensive boards, with two steals and one assist. Classmate JT Tan made his lone basket and added two rebounds.

The Brown and White shot 36.5 percent (19-for-52) from the floor while shooting 23.8 percent (5-for-21) from long distance while Boston University shot 34.1 percent (15-for-44) and 17.6 percent (3- for-17) from behind the three-point line.

Lehigh committed seven turnovers that BU turned into just two points while the Terriers were forced into 15 miscues that the Mountain Hawks turned into 20 points. The Brown and White were out-rebounded 36-30 and BU led points in the paint, 18-14. Lehigh also scored 23 of its 66 points from the foul line.

The Mountain Hawks are back in Stabler Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 1 to host Army West Point to conclude the regular season series. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 pm Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 610-7LU-GAME during business hours.

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