Yale outlasts Lehigh in overtime 89-81
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Miye Oni took a pass from Sam Downey and drilled a 3-pointer with 51 seconds left to break an 80-80 tie and propel Yale to an 89-81 overtime win against Lehigh on Thursday night.
All five Yale starters scored in double figures, led by Alex Copeland’s 20 points. It was Copeland’s driving layup with 26 seconds left in regulation that tied the game at 73 and forced overtime. Downey added 17 points, Oni and Blake Reynolds had 13, and Anthony Dallier finished with 12 for the Bulldogs (2-0).
After Oni’s shot, Kyle Leufroy missed a jumper on the ensuing Lehigh possession. Two Copeland free throws 10 seconds later pushed the Yale lead to 85-80 and the Mountain Hawks (0-2) never got back to within one possession. Copeland scored the final six points for Yale.
Tim Kempton led Lehigh with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Leufroy added 20 points.