Feb. 9, 2012
Center Valley, Pa. - The Patriot League announced Thursday that the Lafayette at Lehigh men's basketball contest has been selected to air on CBS Sports Network as part of the League's television package. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. EST.
The contest pits teams currently in the top half of the Patriot League standings, as the Leopards are at 6-3 while the Mountain Hawks sit at 6-2 heading into a matchup with American on Thursday at 7 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network.
Lafayette and Lehigh played their first meeting of the season on CBS Sports Network on Jan. 22, with the Mountain Hawks coming away with a 90-76 victory in Easton. C.J. McCollum scored 26 points in the win for the Mountain Hawks, who claimed their fourth consecutive meeting with the Leopards. McCollum is among the nation's top 10 scorers, while Ryan Willen leads Lafayette with 14.9 points per game for the season.
The rest of the Patriot League contests on Feb. 18 include Bucknell at Holy Cross, American at Army and Colgate at Navy. Each of those games will be available through Patriot League All-Access.
Five Patriot League men's basketball games have already been shown on CBS Sports Network this season, with six more to come in the regular season including two in the next three days. After the Lehigh at American contest on Thursday, the network will feature Navy at Army in the Star Game on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST. Additional remaining regular-season contests include Lehigh at Bucknell on Feb. 16 (7 p.m. EST), Bucknell at American on Feb. 23 (7 p.m. EST) and a final Flex Game on Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. EST. The coverage will continue on CBS Sports Network in the Patriot League Tournament with both semifinals on March 3 (2 and 4:30 p.m. EST) and the Patriot League Championship on March 7 at 7 p.m. EST.
CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers on Verizon FiOS Channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 643 (1643 in HD) and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 152. For more information on CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com
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