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Lafayette locks up No. 2 seed; Lehigh earns No. 3

Published On: Mar 02 2013 10:05:12 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 02 2013 11:12:09 PM EST

Lafayette locks up No. 2 seed; Lehigh earns No. 3

Lafayette and Lehigh both won their regular season finales on Saturday, setting up a possible semifinal showdown in the upcoming Patriot League Tournament.

Lafayette beat American 80-72 at the Kirby Sports Center, locking up the No. 2 seed and home games in each of the first two rounds of the tournament.

Tony Johnson continued his sensational play for the Leopards, tallying a game-high 22 points and seven rebounds.


Lafayette will host No. 7 Holy Cross Wednesday night.

Lehigh beat Army 81-75 behind 24 points and 14 rebounds from senior Holden Greiner.

The Mountain Hawks will be the No. 3 seed and host No. 6 Colgate on Wednesday.

Should both Lehigh and Lafayette win on Wednesday, they would meet on Saturday afternoon in the Patriot League semifinals.

The Lehigh and Lafayette women both lost on Saturday.

Lehigh lost 62-52 at Army, while Lafayette fell 69-52 at American.

Lehigh will be the No. 5 seed and will travel to the No. 4 seed Holy Cross on Thursday night in the Patriot League quarterfinal round.

Lafayette will be the No. 7 seed and will travel to two-time defending Patriot League champion Navy on Thursday night.