The Lehigh Mountain Hawks men’s basketball team will be live on national television tonight for a game against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in Richmond.
The game will air at 5 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network, which is channels 93 and 593 on Service Electric, channel 471 on RCN and channel 220 on DirecTV.
Saturday marks the first of four nationally-televised games in the span of 22 days as Lehigh will also be on CBS Sports Network on Jan. 12 (vs. Holy Cross), Jan. 23 (at Bucknell) and Jan. 27 (against Lafayette). The Mountain Hawks’ home tilt vs. Bucknell on Feb. 18 is also set for CBS Sports Network.
Today will be the first-ever meeting between Lehigh and VCU.
The Mountain Hawks, 9-3, are coming off an 80-79 loss to Bryant a week ago, their first loss since playing Pittsburgh in the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament.
Lehigh is led by pre-season All-American guard C.J. McCollum, who currently leads the nation in scoring with 25.7 points per game.
VCU enters this game 11-3 and riding an eight-game winning streak, including a 109-58 win last time out at East Tennessee State.
The Rams are receiving votes in both national polls and are the first team in “others receiving votes” in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Their three losses have come to Wichita State (currently ranked #3 in Mid-Major Top 25), along with Duke (#1 ranked team nationally) and Missouri (12th in the nation).