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Lehigh trounces Robert Morris 89-60

Lehigh trounces Robert Morris 89-60

PITTSBURGH (AP) C.J. McCollum scored a game-high 19 points and led Lehigh to an easy 89-60 win over Robert Morris Monday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The Mountain Hawks evened their record at 1-1, with five players scoring in double figures, including four starters: McCollum, Mackey McKnight with 15 points, Holden Greiner and Gabe Knutson with 12 apiece, and Stefan Cvrkalj's 11 points off the bench. He stuck three 3-pointers, one less than the Colonials' team total.

Robert Morris (0-2) was just 4 for 22 from beyond the 3-point arc, 21 of 62 total. The Colonials, who trailed 38-23 at halftime, committed 21 turnovers to just 11 for Lehigh.

For Robert Morris, forward Mike McFadden had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Guards Velton Jones and Vaughn Morgan scored 12 points each. But Lehigh controlled the game throughout, outscoring Robert Morris 51-37 in the second half.

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2018 MLB Power Rankings: All-Star update

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2018 MLB Power Rankings: All-Star update

The All-Star break is a perfect opportunity to sit down and re-evaluate the landscape of Major League Baseball. As it turns out, however, there aren't as many meaningful moves as one might expect.

The unrivaled dominance of the Astros, Red Sox, and Yankees sets us up for a wildly entertaining October, and the uber-talented rosters of the Indians, Cubs and Dodgers will make noise as well. Still, it means the top three (and, moving down, the next three to four teams) in our power rankings haven't experienced much variance in 2018.

The gap between the haves and the have-nots has never been more pronounced than it is in this era, which means the bottom-four teams have stayed pretty steady since May. Yes, the Reds have made a nice jump since Jim Riggleman took over, and the Orioles are about 15 spots lower than we had them in March, but none of the major moves will have any real impact on who we expect to win the World Series this year.

That doesn't mean it's not worthwhile to see where each team stands, however, and these are certainly still subject to change. The Nationals, for example, have enough talent and starpower on the roster to jump into the top six or seven teams as a legitimate title contender at some point.  

The stars are out in D.C. this week, as baseball converges onto the nation's capital. Are the hometown team's stars enough to keep the roster in the conversation for the playoffs?