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Lafayette Looks to Rebound at Monmouth

Nov. 25, 2012

Game Notes

Lafayette (1-5) at Monmouth (3-3)
Monday, Nov. 26 | 7 p.m. | The MAC
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Game Notes

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Opening Tip:

Lafayette makes its first trip to West Long Branch, N.J. after defeating Monmouth 69-54 last season in Easton, Pa.

The Leopards dropped to 1-5 after a 72-53 loss to Princeton on Saturday afternoon

Dan Trist (10) and Tony Johnson (10) each scored in double-figures in the loss to Princeton

The Leopards had turned the ball over more times than their opponent in each of their first four games, before only turning it over seven times against Maryland and on 12 occasions vs. Princeton

Sophomore forward DanTrist (18.7 ppg) had missed Lafayette’s last three games before returning to score 10 points against theTigers. Trist scored a career-high 30 points in an overtime win vs. LIU-Brooklyn

Tony Johnson is shooting 56 percent from the field in Lafayette’s first six games (28-of-50)

Lafayette has lost four games in a row since dropping four straight early in the 2010-11 season

Lafayette continues to shoot well from the line, knocking down 62-of-81 attempts (76.5 %)

The all-time winningest coach in Lafayette and Patriot League history and longest-tenured coach in the conference, Fran O’Hanlon (Villanova, ’70) is in his 18th season as the Leopards’ head coach. O’Hanlon coached his 500th career game against St. Francis (N.Y.) to open the season

Lafayette was picked to finish fourth in the Patriot League’s Preseason Poll behind Lehigh, Bucknell and American. Holy Cross was also chosen to finish fourth, while Army, Colgate and Navy rounded out the list