Scores

Final

Lafayette 86

(3-5, 2-3 away)

Sacred Heart 79

(2-7, 0-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

William Pitt Center - West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut

1 2 T
LAF 45 4186
SHU 42 3779

Top Performers

Lafayette: N. Lindner 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Sacred Heart: C. Evans 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast

Lafayette rallies past Sacred Heart 86-79

Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Nick Lindner had his hand on nearly every score in a pivotal run down the stretch as Lafayette rallied from five points down to defeat Sacred Heart 86-79 on Saturday afternoon.

Lindner hit 6 of 6 free throws, dished four assists and scored 10 of his career-high 24 points as the Leopards (3-5) pulled away from Sacred Heart (2-7) in the final 8:40. Seth Hinrichs scored 17 points, Joey Ptasinski 11 and Dan Trist 10 for Lafayette. Lindner had a career-first zero turnovers.

Trailing 67-62, Lindner sank four free throws by 8:11 to pull the Leopards to within 67-66, then dished to Ptasinski for a 3-pointer, Michael Hoffman for a layup and scored himself for a 73-69 lead.

Sacred Heart closed to 73-72 on Steve Glowiak's 3-pointer, but got no closer in a half that saw four lead changes. Chris Evans and Evan Kelley each scored 15 for the Pioneers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LAF
SHU
Points 86 79
FG Made-Attempted 33-60 (.550) 27-55 (.491)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 8-18 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 13-14 (.929) 17-22 (.773)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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