Posted: March 1, 2007
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The month of March was an exhilarating one for the Lehigh men’s basketball team as the Mountain Hawks won just their second-ever Patriot League Tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history. Lehigh defeated archrival Lafayette 74-59 on March 12 inside Stabler Arena to win the 2010 Patriot League title, and one week later in Oklahoma City the Mountain Hawks gave the nation’s number-one team, the Kansas Jayhawks, all it could handle in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. During this time the men’s basketball program has garnered a great deal of attention from across the country. Here are some of the highlights from during that time.
Read about Lehigh’s thrilling victory over Lafayette in the 2010 Patriot League championship game and watch highlights from the ESPN2 broadcast here.
Senior captain Marquis Hall was a busy young man the past few weeks. Check out this feature story on Hall capping his storied Lehigh career with a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Early last week Hall and head coach Brett Reed were interviewed by NBC 10 out of Philadelphia as the Mountain Hawks prepared for their meeting with the nation’s number-one team, Kansas. Check out the interviews here.
The very next day, Hall, fellow senior Zahir Carrington and Coach Reed were interviewed by CBS 3 out of Philadelphia as the team prepared to leave campus for its trip to Oklahoma. Click here to enter CBS 3’s video library and type Lehigh Basketball into the search engine to call up the video.
Carrington was just as busy as anyone fulfilling interview requests. He spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer for a feature story and also discussed Lehigh’s game vs. Kansas with the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Tribune.
While the Mountain Hawks were in Oklahoma, junior Rob Keefer spoke with the Doylestown Intelligencer on making it to the tournament and taking on the top-seeded Jayhawks. Read the entire story here.
In Ohio, the Akron Beacon News Journal was busy at work putting together this feature story on freshman C.J. McCollum and his terrific first season in the Brown and White.
As Lehigh was preparing for its NCAA Tournament contest, a large number of media outlets from across the country were talking about the Mountain Hawks and their ride into the postseason:
Steve Wieberg of USA Today wrote this preview story.
Pat Forde from ESPN.com offered his thoughts here.
The Lawrence-Journal out of Kansas spoke of Marquis Hall’s ties to several former KU stars from their days together in Portland. Check it out.
Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman discussed Lehigh’s chances in its game versus Kansas. Read his story here.
Head coach Brett Reed appeared on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City with “Bulldog” Bob Fescoe as those two chatted about Lehigh’s fourth NCAA Tournament bid. Listen to the entire interview here.
Following Lehigh’s impressive performance in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, media outlets from coast to coast were discussing how the Mountain Hawks fared against a tough Jayhawks squad:
Check out highlights from the CBS broadcast of the game here.
Here is the Associated Press recap along with highlights from the game.
Kevin Haskin of the Topeka Capital-Journal wrote this column on the game.
Bill Reiter of KansasCity.com discussed Lehigh’s ability to go head-to-head with the Jayhawks here.
Dave Caldwell of the New York Times spoke of the tough time Lehigh gave Kansas in Oklahoma City. Read the story here.
Locally, the Allentown Morning Call ran a story on Lehigh University garnering attention from across the nation following the performance of its men’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament. The story can be found here.
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