Bucknell @ Lehigh
Current Records: Bucknell 11-18; Lehigh 15-12
What to Know
The Bucknell Bison have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Lehigh Mountain Hawks and are hoping to record their first win since Jan. 31 of 2021. The Bison and Lehigh will face off in a Patriot battle at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Stabler Arena. Bucknell might not be the betting favorite, but it's doubtful the players in their locker room care too much about that.
Bucknell received a tough blow this past Saturday as they fell 77-61 to the Boston University Terriers. One thing holding Bucknell back was the mediocre play of guard Jack Forrest, who did not have his best game: he finished with only nine points on 4-for-12 shooting in his 34 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, Lehigh sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 62-59 victory over the American Eagles this past Saturday. Four players on the Mountain Hawks scored in the double digits: guard Keith Higgins Jr (18), guard Evan Taylor (16), guard Tyler Whitney-Sidney (12), and forward Dominic Parolin (10).
Lehigh's win lifted them to 15-12 while Bucknell's loss dropped them down to 11-18. This past Saturday Lehigh relied heavily on Keith Higgins Jr, who had 18 points. It will be up to Bucknell's defense to limit his damage.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Stabler Arena -- Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Mountain Hawks are a 3.5-point favorite against the Bison, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Bucknell have won 11 out of their last 19 games against Lehigh.
- Jan 05, 2023 - Lehigh 72 vs. Bucknell 64
- Feb 14, 2022 - Lehigh 86 vs. Bucknell 77
- Jan 13, 2022 - Lehigh 97 vs. Bucknell 64
- Jan 31, 2021 - Bucknell 92 vs. Lehigh 68
- Jan 30, 2021 - Bucknell 84 vs. Lehigh 70
- Jan 17, 2021 - Bucknell 77 vs. Lehigh 61
- Jan 16, 2021 - Bucknell 75 vs. Lehigh 70
- Feb 23, 2020 - Lehigh 69 vs. Bucknell 60
- Jan 18, 2020 - Bucknell 72 vs. Lehigh 56
- Mar 10, 2019 - Bucknell 97 vs. Lehigh 75
- Feb 11, 2019 - Bucknell 87 vs. Lehigh 75
- Jan 19, 2019 - Bucknell 85 vs. Lehigh 83
- Feb 05, 2018 - Lehigh 92 vs. Bucknell 89
- Jan 11, 2018 - Bucknell 78 vs. Lehigh 65
- Mar 08, 2017 - Bucknell 81 vs. Lehigh 65
- Feb 08, 2017 - Lehigh 79 vs. Bucknell 71
- Jan 11, 2017 - Lehigh 82 vs. Bucknell 71
- Feb 10, 2016 - Lehigh 80 vs. Bucknell 65
- Jan 11, 2016 - Bucknell 82 vs. Lehigh 76