Lafayette vs Holy Cross

Lafayette 84, Holy Cross 76

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Rob Delaney scored 25 points as Lafayette defeated Holy Cross 84-76 Wednesday night in the Patriot League quarterfinals.

The fifth-seeded Leopards (13-17) eliminated the No. 4-seeded Crusaders (15-14) from the tournament for the third consecutive season. They will face No. 1 seed Bucknell in the semifinals Saturday.

Delaney scored 16 points in the first half, when Lafayette shot 64 percent (16 of 25) for a 43-38 halftime lead. He was 5 for 5 on 3-pointers in the game, the last putting the Leopards ahead 74-64 with 4:31 remaining.

Holy Cross trimmed the lead to 76-73 with 41 seconds left before Lafayette wrapped it up with eight free throws.

Jim Mower added 18 points for Lafayette and Ryan Willen had 12 points and six assists.

RJ Evans had 18 points, Devin Brown 17 and Dave Dudzinski 16 for Holy Cross.

The teams split two regular-season meetings, each winning on the road.

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Lafayette Leopards
R. Willen, F322-58-976312
S. Hinrichs, F302-44-43219
D. Trist, C183-50-02036
J. Mower, G365-104-420318
R. Delaney, G338-94-634125
N. Petkovich233-40-00019
L. Smith130-23-61113
L. Giese111-20-02042
J. Pelham40-00-01000
J. Detmer00-00-00000
A. Flannigan00-00-00000
Totals 24-4123-2924131784
 58.5%79.3% 
Holy Cross Crusaders
D. Dudzinski, F316-114-560316
R. Evans, F306-116-773418
P. Beans, C110-00-02030
D. Brown, G366-152-202117
J. Burrell, G243-71-20137
M. Cavataio192-40-02434
D. Goens172-21-20006
E. Obeysekere171-41-25123
J. Stevens142-40-02025
T. Abt10-00-01000
Totals 28-5815-2028112176
 48.3%75% 
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell14-417-14183
Lehigh13-517-15168
Boston U.11-719-15196
Army West Point9-919-14213
Navy9-919-14216
Colgate9-913-17241
American9-912-19230
Loyola-Md.8-108-21255
Holy Cross5-1315-20248
Lafayette3-156-24329
 
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