Feb. 22, 2014
Lafayette looks to win its fourth straight game and six out of seven when it hosts Lehigh on Sunday afternoon at Kirby Sports Center. The Mountain Hawks took the first meeting between the two sides, a 71-68 final in Bethlehem, Pa.
Lafayette has hit at least 50 percent of its shots during its three-game winning streak. The Leopards connected on a season-high 60 percent in the win over American.
Head coach Fran O’Hanlon earned his 127th Patriot League victory in the win at Holy Cross. O’Hanlon passed former Bucknell head coach Pat Flannery.
Five of Lafayette’s last six opponents have been held to fewer than 64 points and three teams were held to less than 35 percent shooting. Over the last 10 games, opponents are shooting 26.9 percent from downtown (61-of-227).
Since returning to the starting lineup on February 1, Seth Hinrichs is leading Lafayette in scoring (15.8 ppg) and rebounding (6.2 rpg) and the Leopards are 5-1. Hinrichs has scored in double figures in five straight games.
Lafayette is currently tied for seventh in the Patriot League standings with Loyola, while Lehigh is alone in sixth in the conference.
Lafayette is 10th in the country in three-point shooting percentage at 40.2 percent. Creighton is the national leader at 42.5 percent.
Lafayette is 5-1 on the season when Nick Lindner, Seth Hinrichs and Joey Ptasinski are all in the starting lineup.
Joey Ptasinski and Seth Hinrichs are climbing the all-time list for three-point field goals. Ptasinski is alone in sixth all-time with 164 career threes, while Hinrichs is 11th at 150 treys. Bryce Scott recently cracked the top 25 with 81 career threes.
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