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Know Your 16 Seed: Lehigh University

Posted on: March 14, 2010 6:00 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2010 1:21 am

Lehigh University

Lehigh University is a private, co-educational university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. It was established in 1865 by Asa Packer as a four-year technical school, but has grown to include studies in a wide variety of disciplines. As of 2009, the university comprises 4,856 undergraduate students and 2,118 graduate students. Well, at least that’s what Wikipedia says. And we all know Wikipedia never lies.

Location: Bethlehem, PA

Were you aware that Lehigh was located in Bethlehem? Of course you weren’t. I bet you didn't know Bethlehem is Hebrew for "House of Bread" either.  So, next time you're nestled by the fire in your favorite Christmas sweater, singing Oh Little Town of Bethlehem , remember you're singing about bread and Lehigh University.

Notable Alumni

- Don Most - Ralph Malph from Happy Days
- Jesse W. Reno - Builder of the World's first escalator
- Bobby Weaver - Gold medal winner in wresting at 1984 Summer Olympics

The Mountain Hawks

Until 1996, Lehigh’s athletic teams were known as the Engineers. The Student Senate voted to change the name to the Mountain Hawks after exploring other possibilities like the Fighting Trust Funds.

Brett Reed, Head Coach

Brett Reed is in his third year as the Murray H. Goodman '48 Head Men's Basketball Coach at Lehigh University.  Don't feel bad if that sentence confused you.  That is his actual job title.  Yeah, I don't get it either.

The Starting 5

CJ. McCollum, Guard, Freshman - 18.9 ppg - Patriot League Player of the Year
Marquis Hall, Guard, Senior - 11.3 ppg, 5.7 apg. - 15h in the nation in assist/TO ratio
Zahir Carrington, Forward, Senior - 10.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg
Gabe Knutson, Forward, Freshman - 9.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg
Dave Buchberger, Guard, Senior - 6.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg.

How They Got Here

Lehigh won its first Patriot League Tournament since 2004 with a 74-59 win over Lafayette.  C.J. McColloum led the way with 20 points while Zahir Carrington scored 18 and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Mountain Hawks.  Lehigh set a school record with 22 victories this season.

How Far Will They Go?

A 16-seed has never advanced to the second round in the NCAA Tournament.  However, this is the year Goliath goes down.  

You heard it here, folks.  The Mountain Hawks are wearing their upsets shoes to the big dance.

Category: NCAAB

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: March 15, 2010 12:36 pm

Know Your 16 Seed: Lehigh University

If the mountain hawks are wearing their upset shoes, it is only because they forgot to tie them, and the upset will be when they fall hard!! Congrats on getting to the Big Dance, even if you stay will be a short one!

Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: March 14, 2010 11:46 pm

Know Your 16 Seed: Lehigh University

Ralph Malph from Happy Days ???     Come on, do a little more research.  Lee Iacocca perhaps?

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: March 14, 2010 9:17 pm

Know Your 16 Seed: Lehigh University

You heard it here, folks.  The Mountain Hawks are wearing their upsets shoes to the big dance.
Thats a joke right?

Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: March 14, 2010 8:34 pm

Know Your 16 Seed: Lehigh University

I know Kansas has had a history of losing in the first round to small-conference teams *cough cough BUCKNELL*, but come on, this is kind of a stretch, even for me.

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