Leopards improved to 16-14 overall and 9-4 in Patriot League play with an 80-67 win over Colgate. Tony Johnson paced five Lafayette players in double figures with 17 points.
Lafayette has won four consecutive games for the first time since 2010.
With a win against American, Lafayette will reach 10 Patriot League wins for the first time since 2000. The last time the Leopards won nine conference games was 2004. A victory will also secure the second overall seed in the Patriot League Tournament and set up a meeting with Holy Cross at Kirby Sports Center on March 6 at 7 p.m.
Lafayette is currently 11-3 at Kirby Sports Center after starting the year 1-2 at home.
Lafayette is 9-0 this season when holding its opponents to less than 65 points. In addition, the Leopards are 11-3 when scoring 69 points or more.
Seth Hinrichs(14.5 ppg) leads the team in scoring and has seven 20-point games this season.
Dan Trist(12.8 ppg) has scored at least 12 points in his last seven games.
Johnson leads the conference in shooting (54.9 percent), is first in assist-to turnover ratio (2.2) and leads the League in steals (2.1 spg).
Johnson's two steals against Colgate increased his career total to 157. He is four shy of tying Justin DeBerry '04, who occupies third all-time.
Johnson's 62 steals this season leads the Patriot League and places him at 22nd in the nation.
Under Fran O'Hanlon, the Leopards are 121-118 in League regular-season play and 6-22 against American.
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