Leopards Open 2018 with Holy Cross in Kirby
| Lafayette (2-10, 0-1 PL) vs. Holy Cross (3-9, 0-1 PL)
|Date||Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.|
|Location||Easton, Pa. | Kirby Sports Center|
|Television|| Lafayette Sports Network (RCN 1004/608 HD, WBPH-60 HD)
PxP: Gary Laubach | Analyst: John Leone | Sideline: Mike Joseph
|Online||Patriot League Network|
|Social Media||Twitter & Facebook|
- Lafayette is eyeing its first victory of the Patriot League season when it hosts Holy Cross to kick off 2018 on Tuesday. The Leopards played well for the majority of the contest in the PL opener on Friday, but Lehigh hit its shots down the stretch for the 79-74 win to send Lafayette to 2-10 on the year and 0-1 in league play.
- Senior co-captain Matt Klinewski moved his streak of double-figure scoring games to 15 with 22 points on 9-of-14 from the field in the loss to Lehigh. Klinewski has led his team in scoring in 12 of those 15 contests and sits second in the Patriot League in scoring at 18.5 points per game.
- Sophomore Kyle Stout has been more aggressive in his last three games, averaging 10.7 points and 6.7 boards per night during that stretch. That's compared to just 2.0 points and 1.6 rebounds through his first nine games this season.
- Next up is the Patriot League road opener for the Leopards at Colgate on Friday at 7 p.m.