McCollum Scores 24, Lehigh Beats Navy 58-41

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — C.J. McCollum scored 24 points and Lehigh defeated Navy 58-41 on Wednesday night, tying a school record with 22 wins.

McCollum hit 9 of 18 from the field as the Mountain Hawks (22-7, 10-3 Patriot League) matched the 2009-10 Patriot League champions.

Lehigh shot 47.8 percent from the field (11 of 23) in the second half, outscoring the Midshipmen 28-19.

Leading 37-34 with 11:31 left, the Mountain Hawks forced three turnovers and scored nine 10 straight. B.J. Bailey’s 3 put Lehigh up 47-34 with 6:05 to play.

Bailey finished with 11 points, going 3-for-3 from long range.

The Midshipmen (3-24, 0-13) struggled in the second half going 6 of 22 from the field, 0 of 5 from behind the arc and tallying just one assists.

Navy, which lost its 19th straight, was led by Jordan Sugars with 13 points and Carlton Smith with 12.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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