Lafayette vs Fairleigh Dickinson

Fairleigh Dickinson 82, Lafayette 80

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - Sidney Sanders Jr. scored on a last-second tip shot as Fairleigh Dickinson held off a late surge by Lafayette to win 82-80 Friday night.

The Knights (4-4), hosting their home opener after traveling 5,500 miles for seven road games, led by 14 in the first half and 44-35 at intermission. Fairleigh Dickinson still held a 77-68 advantage with 3:59 left when the Leopards launched a 12-3 run, tying it at 80 on Dan Trist's layup with 20 seconds left.

Lafayette, however, did not take another shot. After Alan Flannigan blocked Lonnie Robinson's jumper, the Knights got the offensive rebound. Mustafaa Jones missed a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left, then Sanders rebounded and scored.

Seth Hinrichs had a career-high 27 points and Trist 17 for the Leopards (3-8).

Jones led Fairleigh Dickinson with 18 points. Robinson had 17, Melquan Bolding 15 and Kim Rochford 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.

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Scoreboard
Lafayette (3-8)354580
Fairleigh Dickinson (4-4) «443882

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Lafayette Leopards
D. Trist, F226-125-740217
J. Ptasinski, G372-110-02036
T. Johnson, G354-90-05718
S. Hinrichs, G319-174-663127
B. Scott, G213-72-21129
A. Flannigan184-41-13149
Z. Rufer150-22-22222
L. Giese140-02-24042
N. Musters50-00-01000
L. Smith20-10-00000
Totals 28-6316-2033141980
 44.4%80% 
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
K. Rochford, F283-94-4102310
M. Bolding, G385-93-553215
M. Jones, G346-90-012118
L. Robinson, G315-85-614317
S. Sanders Jr., G192-43-43318
S. Harris272-40-22324
M. Seilund142-62-26146
X. Harris92-30-02134
Totals 27-5217-2331191982
 51.9%73.9% 
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell15-326-963
Lehigh12-620-1297
Boston U.12-618-14187
Navy10-816-16206
Holy Cross9-915-17208
Loyola-Md.8-1016-17212
Colgate8-1010-22294
Army West Point6-1213-19267
Lafayette5-139-21321
American5-138-22310

Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Mt St Marys14-420-16150
LIU-Brooklyn13-520-12224
Wagner11-716-14245
St. Fran.-Pa.11-717-17257
Robert Morris9-914-19240
Bryant9-912-20286
F. Dickinson9-911-19273
Sacred Heart8-1013-19304
CCSU4-146-23344
St. Fran.-NY2-164-27348