Lafayette loses third-straight, 73-59

Go Leopards! Senior guard Andrew Brown
Senior guard Andrew Brown

Nov. 26, 2008

Box Score

BOULDER, Colo. - In his home-state debut, senior Andrew Brown led the Leopards in scoring, but it wasn't enough to topple a hot-handed Colorado squad. With the loss, the Lafayette men's basketball team dropped its third-straight game on Tuesday night to Colorado, 73-59, in the first-ever matchup between the two programs.

Brown hit two treys and connected on 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the first half en route to a 13-point performance. He was held scoreless in the second half but made a priority of dishing the ball to his teammates, tallying a season-high six assists for the night.

The Buffaloes (3-1) notched their fourth-straight game of hitting at least 50 percent from the field for the night. Meanwhile, the Leopards (2-3) couldn't get into a groove on the court, shooting 35.1 percent from the field and 23.8 percent from behind the arc - its lowest offensive production of the season.

The Leopards fell behind 20-6 in the first seven minutes before Brown drained a three-pointer to send Lafayette on a 15-2 run. Lafayette pulled within one point, 22-21, after a pair of Jeff Kari free throws with less than three minutes remaining in the half.

The Buffaloes closed out the half with a seven-point lead after making a 10-0 run of their own.

Lafayette came out in the second half with three quick baskets by Kari and Jared Mintz, closing the gap to three points, but that would be the closest the Leopards would come to overcoming Colorado's lead. . The Leopards continue their four-game road trip on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Central Connecticut State.

Game Notes
When Jeff Kari missed a free throw at 13:10 in the first half, he snapped a streak of 14-straight from the charity stripe. Kari finished the night shooting 2-for-4 from the line.

 

 

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