Gillus, Whitney-Sidney lead Lehigh past Boston U 84-79 in OT at Patriot League Tournament

Sun, Mar 10, 2024
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Gillus, Whitney-Sidney lead Lehigh past Boston U 84-79 in OT at Patriot League Tournament

BOSTON (AP) - Cam Gillus scored 30 points, Tyler Whitney-Sidney hit two key jumpers in overtime and Lehigh defeated Boston University 84-79 on Sunday in a semifinal of the Patriot League Tournament.

Whitney-Sidney, who finished with 21 points, hit one jumper for a 78-76 lead with 1:06 left in overtime and added a second clutch shot for an 80-76 lead with 18 seconds left. For good measure, he went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final 10 seconds to send Lehigh to the championship game against Colgate.

Whitney-Sidney made only 5 of 12 shots but went 10 for 11 at the line. Gillus made 9 of 12 shots, 6 of 8 3-pointers and all six of his free throws. Keith Higgins Jr. added 11 points for the Mountain Hawks (14-17).

Anthony Morales, who went in averaging 9.9 points per game, led Boston U with career highs of 27 points and seven 3-pointers off the bench. Kyrone Alexander added 18 points for the Terriers (16-17).

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