Lehigh (10-11, 3-5 Patriot League) led 66-62 following a layup by Goldsborough with 1:52 remaining. Joey Ptasinski, who had 13 points, answered with a 3-pointer to pull Lafayette within one. Mackey McKnight, who had nine assists, made four free throws in the final 25 seconds to seal the victory for Lehigh.
Lafayette (4-15, 0-8) held a 34-33 halftime advantage and led 42-35 with 17:13 remaining. Austin Price made a 3-point jumper with 12:50 left to give Lehigh a 49-46 lead. The Leopards came within one five times but could never retake the lead.
Lehigh won the battle in the paint 34 to 28.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.