Scores

Final

Lafayette 69

(12-17, 7-7 Patriot)

American U 76

(19-10, 10-4 Patriot)

    4:00 PM ET, February 25, 2012

    Bender Arena Sports Center, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    LAF 22 4769
    AMER 36 4076

    Top Performers

    Lafayette: R. Willen 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    American University: C. Hinkle 25 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    American U. 76, Lafayette 69

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON -- Charles Hinkle scored 25 points to help American University to a 76-69 victory against Lafayette on Saturday.

    Troy Brewer added 13 points and for the Eagles (19-10, 10-4 Patriot League), who clinched the third seed in the upcoming conference tournament. American will face sixth-seeded Army in the quarterfinals matchup on Wednesday.

    Ryan Willen scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds for the Leopards (12-17, 7-7), who will be seeded fifth and travel to fourth-seeded Holy Cross for their quarterfinal.

    Rob Delaney added 14 points for Lafayette, which has won just one of its last 17 games against American -- a 73-71 double-overtime win in the conference semifinals last year.

    American led by as many as 20 points but allowed Lafayette to get back into the game late with poor foul shooting.

    In one stretch, the Eagles missed four of six foul shots.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAF
    AMER
    Points 69 76
    FG Made-Attempted 23-62 (.371) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-28 (.250) 10-17 (.588)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 14-25 (.560)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 28, 2012 AMER 69, @LAF 61Recap
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