WASHINGTON -- Holden Greiner scored a season-high 22 points and Lehigh rallied from a 14-point first-half deficit to defeat American University 63-57 Wednesday night and start Patriot League play 2-0 for the first time in six seasons.
Down 23-9 at the 9:08 mark, the Mountain Hawks (12-4) closed the half on a 22-5 run, with Greiner scoring 12 points in the burst, including two 3-pointers.
After Tony Wroblicky dunked to open the second half, making it 31-30, Greiner's jumper sparked a 7-0 run. The Eagles (6-11, 1-1) got to 40-38 with 14:19 left, but Lehigh answered with a 13-4 spurt.
American's last push made it 58-55 with 58 seconds remaining, then the Mountain Hawks hit 5 of 8 free throws.
Stephen Lumpkins' 10 points and 17 rebounds paced the Eagles.
Nicholls State has hired former Clemson assistant coach Richie Riley as their new men's basketball coach.
Ed Cooley and the Friars added one of the last remaining ESPN 100 prospects in Diallo.
Kory Holden, the No. 2 available transfer in ESPN's rankings after averaging 17.7 points last season for Delaware, is transferring to South Carolina.