Lafayette looks to win its third consecutive game and five out of six when it challenges Holy Cross on Wednesday night at Hart Center. The Crusaders captured victory in the first meeting between the two sides by holding off Lafayette on the final possession when Nick Lindner’s last second shot fell off the rim.
The 59-58 victory for the Crusaders snapped a four-game losing streak to Lafayette. The Leopards have taken the previous four meetings in Worcester, Mass. Holy Cross has not swept the regular season series against Lafayette since 2009.
Head coach Fran O’Hanlon tied the record of 126 Patriot League victories with the win over American. O’Hanlon and former Bucknell head coach Pat Flannery share the record.
Since returning to the starting lineup on February 1, Seth Hinrichsis leading Lafayette in scoring (14.8 ppg) and rebounding (6.8 rpg) and the Leopards are 4-1.
Lafayette is currently tied for eighth in the Patriot League standings with Navy, while Holy Cross is in sole possession of third place in the conference and one game back of American. The Eagles sit alone in second place.
Lafayette is 18th in the country in three-point shooting percentage at 39.7 percent. Creighton is the national leader at 42.2 percent.
Joey Ptasinski and Seth Hinrichsare climbing the all-time list for three-point field goals. Ptasinski is alone in eighth all-time with 160 career threes, while Hinrichs is 11th at 148 treys. Bryce Scottrecently cracked the top 25 with 80 career threes.
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