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Leopards Challenge No. 13/16 Minnesota

Dec. 21, 2012

Game Notes

Lafayette (5-8) at Minnesota (11-1)
Saturday, Dec. 22 | 7 p.m. ET | Williams Arena | TV: BTN
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Game Notes

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Opening Tip:

Lafayette travels to Minnesota for the first time in program history as the Leopards look for their first road win of the season.

Lafayette is 4-19 all-time against current Big Ten Conference members after defeating Penn State last season in University Park, Pa.

The Leopards improved to 5-8 overall with an 86-62 victory against Arcadia. Lafayette held a 23-point halftime lead and led by as many as 30 points in the win.

Dan Trist (14.7 ppg) missed three games before returning to score 10 points against Princeton. Trist has led Lafayette in scoring six times this season and has netted at least 10 points in six straight games.

Levi Giese (22 blocks) has had at least two rejections in eight games this season.

Zach Rufer set a new career highs in points (8), rebounds (7), steals (4) and minutes played (23) against Arcadia.

Tony Johnson (11.0 ppg) has scored at least 10 points in eight of the Leopards' 13 games.

Johnson ranks 17th in the Lafayette record books with 122 career steals and leads the Patriot League with 27 thefts this season.

Head coach Fran O'Hanlon has used five different starting lineups this season, going with the combination of Johnson, Ptasinski, Hinrichs, Giese and Trist most often.