Lafayette-Lehigh Rivalry Hits National Stage
Jan. 25, 2013
Lafayette takes on its archrival, Lehigh, for the 215th meeting of the historic rivalry on Sunday afternoon.
The game is a nationally televised affair on CBS Sports Network. The Leopards own the all-time series, 136-78, including a record of 22-26 in the Patriot League era. Lehigh has won the previous five meetings.
The Leopards improved to 9-12 overall and 2-2 in Patriot League play with a 63-53 victory over Holy Cross. Seth Hinrichs and Bryce Scott led the way offensively, scoring 16 points each.
Lafayette set a new season low with six turnovers in the loss to Bucknell and then matched the effort against Holy Cross.
Senior Levi Giese now sits in fourth in Lafayette history with 86 career blocked shots. Giese had a career-high four swats against Holy Cross to move him past Ted Cole ’99.
Tony Johnson moved past Ted Detmer ’08 and into 10th in the Lafayette record book with 137 career steals after securing three against Bucknell. He leads the Patriot League with 42 thefts this season.
Hinrichs (14.2 ppg) leads the team in scoring and has five 20-point games this season.
With the win over Holy Cross, Lafayette moved to 8-2 on the season when leading at halftime.
Under Fran O’Hanlon, the Leopards are 114-115 in conference regular-season play and 20-17 against Lehigh.
Lafayette (2-2) is in a three-way tie for third place in the Patriot League. Currently tied with the Leopards are Holy Cross and American. Lehigh leads the conference at 4-0, while Bucknell is 3-1 through four games.