LORETTO, Pa. -- Tim Kempton scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds as Lehigh took down St. Francis 57-50 on Wednesday night.
Lehigh (4-5) handed St. Francis (1-7) its sixth loss in a row, closing the contest on an 8-2 run after the Red Flash came within a point of tying the game.
Ben Millaud-Meunier hit a 3-pointer with 2:52 left to bring St. Francis within 49-48 but Mackey McKnight responded with a jumper for Lehigh. Following a missed 3-pointer from Millaud-Meunier, Corey Schaefer found Kempton for a layup with 1:02 left to open a 54-48 lead and the Mountain Hawks held on down the stretch.
Schaefer had 14 points for Lehigh, hitting 3 of 6 3-pointers. McKnight and Austin Price had 12 points apiece for the Mountain Hawks.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.