BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- CJ McCollum scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures and Lehigh defeated Monmouth (N.J.) 86-74 on Monday night.
Lehigh ended the first half on a 10-4 run, taking a 38-30 lead on a dunk by Gabe Knutson with 2 seconds left in the half.
The Mountain Hawks then began the second half with four straight points for a 42-30 lead with 18:09 remaining in the game.
Lehigh led by as many as 77-61 on a 3-pointer by Zahir Carrington with 3:23 left.
The Mountain Hawks shot 52.6 percent in the game (30 of 57), while turning the ball over just nine times compared to 16 by Monmouth (1-3).