Lehigh (9-2) headed into the locker room at halftime with a 52-33 lead after shooting 52.8 percent from the field including hitting eight 3-pointers. The Mountain Hawks led by as many as 21 in the second half.
McKnight had seven assists and four rebounds to go with his point total. Holden Greiner scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Tony Mitchell scored 22 points and pulled nine rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench for North Texas (5-7, 0-1 Sun Belt). Alzee Williams had 20 points and was a perfect 8 for 8 from the free-throw line. Jordan Williams had 12 points for the Mean Green.
The Mean Green was 20 of 27 from the free-throw line and out-rebounded Lehigh 48-36.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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