Scores

Final

Lafayette 80

(3-8, 0-6 away)

Fair Dickinson 82

(4-4, 1-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 7, 2012

    Rothman Center, Teaneck, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    LAF 35 4580
    FDU 44 3882

    Top Performers

    Lafayette: S. Hinrichs 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Fairleigh Dickinson: K. Rochford 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Blk

    Fairleigh Dickinson 82, Lafayette 80

    Associated Press

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAF
    FDU
    Points 80 82
    FG Made-Attempted 28-63 (.444) 27-52 (.519)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 11-17 (.647)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.800) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 14

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