It's not often you see somebody score 92 points against defensive-minded Lehigh. That's what Quinnipiac did Wednesday night in Stabler Arena, though, handing the Mountain Hawks a 92-88 setback.
Of course it wasn't like the Bobcats (2-3) lit things up -- it took them two overtime periods to reach that 92-point plateau. Lehigh (3-4) held Quinnipiac to 41.7 percent shooting from the field (32-77), 6 of 14 from the arc. But Quinnipiac grabbed 20 offensive rebounds and went 22 for 27 at the foul line, including 6 for 6 in the final 15 seconds of the second extra session.
The game was tied, for the 13th time (19 lead changes) with 28 seconds to go after Marquis Hall hit one of two at the line to make it an 86-86 game. But after Quinnipiac went on top with a pair of Casey Cosgrove free throws with 15 seconds to go, Lehigh turned it over at the other end and was forced to foul. Quinnipiac sealed the win by making all four free throws it shot in the last 8 seconds.
Wasted in the loss were big performances by Marquis Hall, Zahir Carrington and Bryan White. Hall hit 5 threes en route to a career-high 27 points. Carrington also posted a career-high, going 11 for 14 from the floor to finish with 23 points before fouling out with 1:12 to go in regulation.
White grabbed 8 rebounds and scored 14 points, including the first three-pointer of the senior forward's career. White's trey came with 11 seconds to go in the first OT, knotting it at 80-80 and forcing the second OT.
Ed Najac’s posted a 17-point, 15-reboound double-double to lead six Quinnipiac players in double figures. The Bobcats finished with a 53-38 edge on the boards.
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