WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Tanner Plomb scored 27 points and made 5 of 6 from 3-point range on Wednesday night as Army defeated Lehigh 70-51.
Plomb also had six rebounds and Kevin Ferguson chipped in nine points and nine rebounds. The victory kept Army (12-10, 8-3 Patriot League) a game behind Boston U. in conference play, and moved the Black Knights within two games of first place American U.
McKnight made a free throw with 3:33 left which closed Lehigh within 60-51, but Army scored 10 straight points to finish the game.
Army held the Mountain Hawks in single-digit scoring until McKnight scored for Lehigh with 6:35 left in the first to make the score 25-11.
The Knights led 36-19 at halftime and kept their double-digit lead throughout most of the second.