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Leopards to Host Army Thursday at 3 p.m.

Jan. 1, 2014

Game Notes

Lafayette vs. Army
Thursday, Jan. 2 | 3 p.m. | Kirby Sports Center
TV: LSN (RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60)
Online: Patriot League Network | Gametracker | Twitter

Game Notes

The start time for Thursday's men's basketball game vs. Army at Kirby Sports Center has been moved to 3 p.m. because of the winter storm forecast to hit the Lehigh Valley region. The contest is the Patriot League opener for both teams.

All fans are encouraged to utilize caution, make sensible travel decisions and allow additional time for travel and parking.

Fans unable to travel to Kirby Sports Center can view the live Lafayette Sports Network broadcast on RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 and 608 HD, WBPH-60 and on the Patriot League Network courtesy of 

Opening Tip

Freshman Michael Hoffman has started three straight games for Lafayette at forward. Hoffman matched his season-high with nine points against Seton Hall and is averaging seven points per night over the last four contests.

Lafayette moved to 0-6 on the year when committing more turnovers than its opponent after giving the ball away 14 times in the blowout loss to Seton Hall.

Dan Trist has scored in double figures in six games this season. Trist is third on the team with 12.0 points and leads the team with 5.9 rebounds per night.

Rookie PG Nick Lindner has scored at least 10 points in five games this season. Lafayette is 4-1 when Lindner reaches double digits.

Lafayette is shooting 165-of-219 (75.3 percent) at the free throw line, which is second in the Patriot League. Bryce Scott leads the conference in free throw shooting at 94.4 percent (34-36) and is tied for second in the nation. 

Nick Lindner scored a career-high 24 points in the win at Sacred Heart. His 24 points were the most by a Lafayette freshman under Fran O’Hanlon and the most since Brian Ehlers ’00 scored 23 against Navy on March 2, 1997. Lindner has been named Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice this season.

After falling to St. Francis Brooklyn 65-62, Lafayette dropped to 1-4 in games decided by three points or less. The Leopards lost to Yale and St. Francis on three-pointers with less than a second to play.