Last year Joe Knight torched Colgate for 45 points in the first round of the playoffs.
Friday night, the Raiders made sure Knight didn't beat them again. Did a darned good job of it, too, holding the Lehigh star to 6 points on 2 for 12 shooting.
Not only that, Colgate also found a way to limit Knight's backcourt running mate, Jose Olivero, to 9 shots and 10 points, well below his average of better than 17 per game.
So the Raiders pulled off the upset right? Err, uh, not exactly. Seems they forgot about Bryan White, and White made them pay, putting up a 13 point-10 rebound double-double. And late in the game, White made sure his contributions would count by coming up with two huge steals to seal the win.
With 5.1 seconds to play, Colgate had the ball, trailing 46-44. Soon after the inbound pass, White picked off Todd Checovich's feed inside intended for Kendall Chones, was fouled and connected on two free throws with 2.2 seconds left. White, who had been 1 of 6 from the line, then intercepted Colgate's inbound pass at midcourt to end it.
What Conceison's story doesn't mention is how Colgate put itself in that situation at the end by shooting 4 for 12 (33.3 percent) at the foul line, or how Lehigh could have had a more comfortable lead at the end if it had done better than its 10 for 19 (52.6 percent) showing at the stripe.
Colgate played without Kyle Roemer, the team's leading scorer, who missed the game, and the last two regular season games, due to a concussion.