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January 26, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
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January 8, 1987 | Special to The Inquirer
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.
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March 18, 2015 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
WHEN JAY WRIGHT called to tell him that the Villanova players would be wearing "JK" patches on their uniforms and dedicating the season to Jack Kraft, Fran O'Hanlon thought: "That's as classy a move as you can make, really cool. " Every summer, Wright brings a lot of the former players back to campus. Few are more beloved than O'Hanlon, Villanova class of 1970 who, on Feb. 24 of that year, dealt 16 assists against Toledo in a 107-82 win. His coach that day and every day at Villanova was Kraft, who died last year.
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March 20, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - Villanova coach Jay Wright had spent part of his pre-NCAA tournament news conference expressing concern about how to defend Lafayette and its three-point attack, one that carried the Leopards to the Patriot League championship. When informed Wednesday of Wright's apprehension, Lafayette coach and Villanova graduate Fran O'Hanlon quipped, "Was Jay really scared?" When the Wildcats, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA East Regional, take on the 16th-seeded Leopards on Thursday night at the Consol Energy Center, a key will be which defense can stop the three-point shooting of its opponent more effectively.
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December 4, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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March 14, 1995 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 12, 1989 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 22, 2008 | By Shawn Pastor FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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January 17, 2006 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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)
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September 15, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn football coach Al Bagnoli said that Lafayette will have an advantage in the Quakers' opener simply because the Leopards have a head start, having played last week. For a dissenting opinion, talk to Lafayette coach Frank Tavani, whose team hosts the Quakers in Saturday's 6 p.m. matchup at Fisher Stadium in Easton. Tavani was in the same situation as Penn last week, opening against a William and Mary team that had played a game. Not only did William and Mary have game experience, the Tribe scared the living daylights out of Maryland before losing, 7-6. (That was a Maryland team that beat Temple last week.)
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