September 28, 2008 |
Despite a valiant comeback and 17-point rally late in the game, Penn could not make up a big halftime deficit at Lafayette and lost by 24-17. The Leopards (3-0) were in total control throughout the first half, as two long touchdown strikes from quarterback Rob Curley to receiver Shaun Adair helped build a 24-0 lead. Penn (0-2) failed to get on the board until their first drive of the third quarter. Running back Bradford Blackmon took a screen pass from Robert Irvin 42 yards to the end zone.
January 26, 1989 |
John Rankin scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Drexel past Lafayette, 76-70, in an East Coast Conference game in Easton, Pa. The loss broke Lafayette's 24-game home winning streak. Rankin's point total gives him 1,829 career points, good enough for eighth place on the ECC's all-time scoring list. His rebound total gives him 753, good enough for second place on Drexel's all-time list. It was the 36th straight game that Rankin has scored in double figures.
January 8, 1987 |
Junior Michael Anderson scored a game-high 32 points, including eight in the second overtime, to lead host Drexel to a 90-85 victory over Lafayette in the East Coast Conference opener for both teams last night. Anderson, who grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and tied a personal best for points in a game, scored a layup off his steal and converted a driving shot in the lane at the beginning of the second overtime as the Dragons pulled away for good. Lafayette (5-6, 0-1) led by as many as 21 points, 38-17, early on and was up by 42-25 at intermission.
December 4, 2002 |
Drexel dominated Lafayette last night to grab a 65-47 nonconference victory at the Kirby Sports Center in Easton, Pa. The Dragons (3-1) led by as many as 28 points with 8 minutes, 8 seconds to play in the game. It was the third consecutive victory for second-year coach Bruiser Flint's squad after a season-opening 64-41 loss at Villanova. After a 2-2 tie, Drexel was in control the rest of the night. At the half, the Dragons led by 33-17 after holding the Leopards to just six field goals.
March 14, 1995 |
Lafayette's basketball program, whose team finished 2-25 this season, hopes to steal a little magic from the NCAA-tournament-bound Penn Quakers. The Leopards yesterday named Penn assistant Fran O'Hanlon as their new head coach. O'Hanlon was in demand. He interviewed last week for the coaching job at Florida International, and was a finalist there. He said yesterday that Lafayette, which is in Easton, Pa., and is a member of the Patriot League, seemed like the better choice. O'Hanlon was Penn coach Fran Dunphy's top assistant during Dunphy's six- year run with the Quakers.
January 12, 1989 |
It might not have the foreboding reputation of the Carrier Dome. It doesn't have one of those catchy, intimidating, Sam Peckinpah nicknames like "The Pit," either. What could sound more serene, more hospitable, more downright academic than a basketball arena known as the Allan P. Kirby Field House? But inside this Allan P. Kirby Field House, danger lurks for innocent visitors such as the University of Pennsylvania, which entered this haunted house last night and emerged two hours later with a tough, 61-57 loss to Lafayette.
March 21, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - Jay Wright says he had good reason for concern going into top-seeded Villanova's matchup against No. 16 Lafayette in its opening game of the NCAA East Regional, even if a 16th seed never had defeated a No. 1 since the tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. Still, no matter how much apprehension he felt, Wright saw his Wildcats come out Thursday night and play as well as he hoped they would. They raced out to a 21-point lead in the first 14 minutes and rolled to a 93-52 victory over the Leopards at the Consol Energy Center.
November 22, 2008 |
After three free-wheeling games in its season-opening trip to Charleston, S.C., Temple got a taste of classic East Coast basketball in last night's visit to Lafayette. Half-court sets, an extra bump here and there, and some smart cuts to the basket by the home team. It took the Owls awhile to adjust to the tempo, not to mention the environs of the smallish Kirby Sports Center, but they eventually found their rhythm and dominated the second half in a 71-55 victory over the Leopards.
March 17, 2015 |
NOT ALL teams are created equal. But every one of the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament is starting out fresh again at 0-0. Villanova, as expected, will be starting out as one of the four top seeds for the first time since the 2006 team made it to the Final Eight. The number next to your name, of course, means nothing once you start playing. Last year the Wildcats lost their second game as a No. 2 seed, the second time that had happened to them since they reached the Final Four in 2009.
January 17, 2006 |
After enjoying a pair of blowout victories in Ivy League play, the Penn basketball team returned to the Palestra floor last night for a nonleague game against Lafayette. The Quakers had their way once again. They came out with a defensive intensity that made things tough on the Leopards, improving their record to 9-5 with a 105-73 victory before a crowd of 3,065. Junior guard Ibby Jaaber finished with 21 points to lead five Quakers in double figures. Lafayette guard Andrew Brown topped Lafayette with 16 points, and guard Bilal Abdullah (12)