WORCESTER, Mass. -- Mackey McKnight made a season-high 11 free throws in 12 attempts and scored 22 points to help Lehigh kick off the second half of its Patriot League schedule with a 68-61 win over Holy Cross Saturday night.
McKnight was also 3-of-7 shooting from 3-point range for the Mountain Hawks (16-5, 7-1), who won their ninth straight conference road game.
Knutson capped Lehigh's 14-2, first-half run with consecutive baskets for a 19-10 lead with 11:27 until halftime. The Mountain Hawks led 33-27 at the break.
Justin Burrell's jumper pulled Holy Cross within 53-51 with 5:52 left, but then the Crusaders went nearly 4 minutes scoreless while Holy Cross scored six points.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.