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McCollum scores 31, leads Lehigh over Yale 75-69

Jan 6, 2010 - 2:30 AM BETHLEHEM, Pa.(AP) -- Freshman C.J. McCollum scored a season-high 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Lehigh to a 75-69 win over Yale on Tuesday night.

McCollum was 12-for-18 from the field and 7-for-10 from long range for the Mountain Hawks (9-6), who have won five games in a row. The Bulldogs (4-11) have lost five straight.

Lehigh led by as many as eight points in the first half before trailing 33-32 at halftime.

The score was tied four times in the second half, the last at 45 with 13:16 left. Over the next 2:40, the Mountain Hawks used an 11-1 run, capped by a McCollum 3-pointer, to lead 56-46.

Yale never got closer than six points the rest of the game.

Zahir Carrington added 16 points for Lehigh and Marquis Hall had a career-high 11 assists.

Michael Sands had 17 points and Greg Mangano added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who outrebounded Lehigh 47-35.