Army Men’s Basketball Visits Lafayette: AWP 69-63 and “Lulls” Are to Blame

Update: “Lulls”

Army 69-63 final. Turnovers, rebounds and “lulls” led to the loss.

Almost nothing inside so even with 9/22 three-point shooting (41 percent) Lafayette couldn’t win.

Lafayette will remain in last place.

The “lulls” are about 20 years long.

Original text:

Army’s men’s basketball team will take on Lafayette College in Easton today.

The 2 p.m. matchup is the kind of game Lafayette has to win to be respectable in the Patriot League. Army (10-10, 5-2 in the league) beat Lafayette 77-69 three weeks ago at West Point.

Lafayette (5-13, 2-5) struggled to score and lost Wednesday at Colgate University, 57-47. Sophomores Alex Petrie and Justin Jaworski each had 12 points. Freshman Sean Good made his third start and helped on defense, but the 6-10 center is averaging 0.9 points while playing just under eight minutes per game.

Army’s Matt Wilson leads his team in scoring at 14.7 points per game.

Lafayette fell behind in the Jan. 5 game by 17 points at halftime. With 11 regular season games left, Head Coach Fran O’Hanlon’s Leopards need to go 6-5 to reach 10 Division 1 wins before the Patriot League tournament. The Leopards’ five wins include a victory over Division 3 Rosemont.

The Patriot League as of Jan. 26 (league games only, tie-breakers disregarded at this time):

1-Bucknell, 6-1

2-Tie, Lehigh and Army, 5-2

4-Colgate 4-3

5-Three tied at 3-4: American, Loyola (Maryland) and Navy

8-Three tied for last at 2-5, Holy Cross, Boston University and Lafayette.



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