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Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum entered Saturday's game against VCU as the nation's leading scorer. He left it with a tough break for himself and the team. McCollum appeared to break his foot in the first half of a 59-55 loss to the Rams.
This would be a terrible way for McCollum to go out if this is his last hurrah for the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh and McCollum entered the nation's consciousness after a win over Duke in the NCAA Tournament last March. The Mountain Hawks were thought to be college basketball darlings and McCollum was a legitmate NBA prospect.
Now the what appeared to be a promising season for Lehigh and McCollum is in serious doubt. The Mountain Hawks did notch a win without McCollum over North Texas on December 20, so all is not lost considering they are in the Patriot League which isn't all that powerful.
There hasn't been an official diagnosis of McCollum's injury so there is still a sliver of hope that he can return by season's end, but it's something I wouldn't count on.
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Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum will be sidelined eight to 10 weeks because of a broken left foot.
The Mountain Hawks announced the injury Sunday. McCollum, the nation's leading scorer and an Associated Press preseason All-American, was injured Saturday in the first half of a loss at VCU. McCollum was on crutches by game's end, his left foot wrapped. He scored just four points...
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Much like he was following Lehigh’s 75-70 upset win over Duke in the NCAA tournament last March, standout guard C.J. McCollum found himself trending on Twitter Saturday night during and after the Mountain Hawks 59-55 loss at VCU.
Only this time, it was for all of the wrong reasons.
McCollum left the game against the Rams with just over five minutes remaining...
I came to watch C.J. McCollum. I didn't get to see him, but I did get to watch a very entertaining game. McCollum suffered a foot injury in the first half of the Mountain Hawks' close loss at VCU and sat out the second half. Somehow, Lehigh was able to compete even without the nation's leading scorer. Even when McCollum was playing in the first half, he missed all five...
Treveon Graham scored 17 points and Virginia Commonwealth made key defensive stops late and beat Lehigh 59-55 Saturday night.
The Mountain Hawks lost C.J. McCollum, the nation's leading scorer, in the first half with a foot injury. McCollum was on crutches by game's end, his left foot wrapped. He scored just four points, all on free throws, 21.7 below his average.
It’s a quiet night in college hoops with the Football National Championship game tonight (Go Irish!!!), so this will be quick Daily.
Thoughts From The Weekend
- I want to start off and wish C.J. McCollum a speedy and safe recovery from his broken foot, and injury which occurred during Lehigh’s Saturday game against Virginia Commonwealth...