Sports / Other Sports / 

Kempton's 31 lifts Lehigh past Boston U in 2 OT, 91-88

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

BOSTON (AP) — Tim Kempton scored 31 points, including the tie-breaking 3 pointer with 1:22 to play in the second overtime, and Lehigh made six free throws in the last 23.5 seconds to outlast Boston University 91-88 in the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament on Sunday.

Kempton, who had 16 points in regulation and surpassed 2,000 for his career, also had 13 rebounds and a career-high six blocks. Austin Price added 23 and Brandon Alston 18 for the Mountain Hawks (20-11). Third-seeded Lehigh, winner of six straight, plays at Bucknell for the league title on Wednesday.

Kempton, who picked up his fourth foul with more than 14 minutes left in regulation hit his shot from the right corner off a Kyle Leufroy assist to make it 85-82. Leufroy then made consecutive steals he turned into four free throws for an 89-82 lead with 13.8 left.

After an Eric Johnson 3, Alston made two free throws and after Eric Fanning hit a 3 to cut it to 91-88, the Mountain Hawks had a turnover on the inbounds. However, a last-second heave wasn't close.

A Leufroy-to-Kempton layup with 6.7 seconds to go in the first overtime tied the game at 75 and then Kempton blocked a Kyle Foreman layup attempt.

The Terriers rallied from 16 down in the second half and tied the game at 65 when Fanning's bounce pass found Justin Alston inside for a layup with 13.3 to play. Kempton missed a short fadeaway at the buzzer.

Fanning had 22 points with 11 rebounds and Alston 20 points for the second-seeded Terriers (18-14).

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast