Nov. 27, 2013
Lafayette makes the trip to Evantston, Ill. to take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Both teams enter the game at 4-1, after starting their seasons with four straight wins. The Leopards fell to Villanova, while the Wildcats lost to No. 17 California on Sunday. Tonight’s game will be the first meeting between the two schools.
Last time Out
The Leopards fell for the first time this season at Villanova on Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped Lafayette to 4-1 this campaign. Lafayette struggled from the field, shooting 23.5 percent for the game, while Villanova knocked down 10 three pointers on its way to a 60-33 victory.
Lid on the Basket
After scoring 95 points in a win over Columbia, Lafayette has struggled to score in its next two games. The Leopards combined to score 81 points against Pittsburgh and Villanova. Lafayette shot 28.6 percent at Pitt and 23.5 percent at Villanova.
Dianne Nolan is in her fourth season at the helm of the Leopards, holding a 33-60 mark at Lafayette. She has 551 wins in her coaching career. Joe McKeown is in his sixth season in charge of the Wildcats, and he holds a 580-259 career record, including a 71-85 mark at Northwestern.
Scouting the Wildcats
Freshman forward Nia Coffey paces the Wildcats, averaging 16 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Sophomore Maggia Lyon and rookie Christen Inman also average double figures, scoring 13.4 and 11.2 points per contest. Point guard Ashley Deary hands out six assists per game and has a team-high 13 steals this season. Junior Alex Cohen rounds out the starting five averaging 5.8 points and 5.4 boards per game.