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Lehigh heading to Baylor for basketball opener

Published On: Nov 08 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 08 2012 10:02:19 PM CST

The Lehigh men have a tough task ahead of them in their season opener, going on the road to nationally ranked Baylor on opening night.

College basketball teams all around the country will be on the court starting their seasons on Friday.  Opening night is fun for a lot of reasons. locally, Allen alum Jalen Cannon is coming to play at Lafayette. Kutztown opens a whole new season on the road in a tournament, and Lehigh's men and women will test themselves right away against nationally ranked teams.  The Lehigh men, who earned a ton of respect last season, and are getting plenty of preseason attention this year, go to Baylor. they'll face the Bears who play in the Big 12 and last year made it to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament.  It's a test for the Mountain Hawks, but also a chance to prove they are elite themselves.