Men's Basketball Wraps Up Regular Season at Army
Feb. 28, 2014
Lafayette looks to secure at least a first round home game in the Patriot League Tournament when it challenges Army in West Point, N.Y. on Saturday afternoon. Opening tip from Christl Arena is scheduled for 3 p.m. and the game can be seen live on the Patriot League Network.
Joey Ptasinski (Player) and Nick Lindner (Rookie) were honored as the Patriot League's weekly award winners after leading the Leopards to a pair of victories over Holy Cross and Lehigh last week.
Since returning to the starting lineup on February 1, Seth Hinrichs is second on the team in scoring (12.9 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg) and the Leopards are 6-2. Hinrichs has been held to single digits in Lafayette's last two contests.
Lafayette is tied for sixth in the country in three-point shooting percentage at 40.1 percent. Creighton is the national leader at 42.8 percent.
Lafayette is 6-2 on the season when Nick Lindner, Seth Hinrichs and Joey Ptasinski are all in the starting lineup.
Lafayette improved to 3-0 on the season when winning the rebounding and turnover battle following its victory over Lehigh. The Leopards were plus-five in rebounding and plus-seven in turnovers against the Mountain Hawks. Army outrebounded Lafayette 33-28 in the first meeting between the two teams.
Lafayette is currently seventh in the Patriot League standings at 6-11. The Leopards are ahead of Loyola (5-12), Colgate (5-12) and one game behind Lehigh (7-10). Page three of the game notes contains addition postseason information.
Joey Ptasinski and Seth Hinrichs are climbing the all-time list for three-point field goals. Ptasinski is alone in fifth all-time with 169 career threes, while Hinrichs is 11th at 150 treys. Bryce Scott recently cracked the top 25 with 84 career threes.
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