BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) Tim Kempton scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and top-seeded Lehigh defeated sixth-seeded American 78-62 on Sunday to advance to the Patriot League championship game.
Lehigh (17-14) will play No. 9 seed Holy Cross on Wednesday as host of the title game for the first time since 2010. The Mountain Hawks swept the season series from Holy Cross.
Kempton, the league's two-time player of the year, turned in his eighth double-double in the last nine games. Austin Price scored 18 points and Kyle Leufroy added 10 for Lehigh, which won its 11th straight game to tie the school record set in 1925-26.