Jan. 11, 2013
Opening Tip:Lafayette opens its Patriot League schedule by hosting Navy on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Leopards look to win three in a row for the first time this season and three straight against the Mids. Lafayette is 6-2 at Kirby Sports Center and has won five straight at home. With a win over Navy, the Leopards will have won six straight home games for the first time since the 2009-10 season, when they won seven in a row and finished 13-3 at Kirby Sports Center. The Leopards improved to 7-10 overall with an 85-83 win at Penn. Tony Johnson led the way offensively, scoring a season-high 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting. The victory for Lafayette was the program’s first ever against Penn at The Palestra, ending a 22-game losing streak to the Quakers in Philadelphia. Johnson’s four assists against Penn moved him into 12th place on the all-time list (295 career), breaking a tie with Bruce Stankavage ’91. Johnson moved into a tie with Andrew Brown ’09 for 13 th in the Lafayette record book with 128 career steals after securing two against Penn. He leads the Patriot League with 33 thefts this season. Seth Hinrichs (14.4 ppg) leads the team in scoring, has seven straight double-digit point games and has netted at least 10 points in 10 of Lafayette’s last 11 games. Hinrichs leads the Patriot League with 41 three-pointers this year. The Leopards have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents in five consecutive games and are 3-2 in those contests. Fans will be able to watch six of the weekend's contests for free on high-speed broadband through the All-Access package provided by the Patriot League and CBS Interactive. The contests, which are being offered for free for the first time, include American at Colgate, Navy at Lafayette and Army at Bucknell on the men's side and Colgate at American, Bucknell at Army and Lehigh at Holy Cross in women's basketball. After the free opening weekend, the Patriot League All-Access package is available for a price of only $7.95 per month, which allows subscribers to see the live action of all available Patriot League basketball games as well as the archived content for past games. The cutting-edge technology takes viewers up close with multi-camera coverage. To get the All-Access package, click here or go to the multimedia tab at the top of the front page at patriotleague.org.