EASTON, Pa. -- Dan Trist scored 16 points, and Lafayette overcame a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat St. Francis (Pa.) 61-58 on Tuesday night.
St. Francis led 41-26 on 3-pointers from Shannon and Whyatt and Ronnie Drinnon's layup 2:10 into the second half.
The Leopards finally went in front 55-53 on Seth Hinrichs' three-point play with 2:18 left. Whyatt's 3-pointer took it back for St. Francis at 56-55, but Ptasinski's two free throws made it 57-56 for the Leopards at 1:35.
Shannon missed a jumper, got the rebound and missed a 3-pointer, and Ptasinski grabbed the rebound and made two free-throws with 14 seconds left for a 59-56 advantage.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Gonzaga has signed California transfer Jordan Mathews to a financial aid agreement for the 2016-17 season.