EASTON, Pa. -- Seth Hinrichs scored 24 points, hitting five of Lafayette's 10 3-pointers, as the Leopards shut down Colgate 69-40 Wednesday night for their third straight win.
Leading 20-17 at the 7:36 mark, Lafayette (11-12, 4-2 Patriot League) held the Raiders scoreless the rest of the half en route to a 35-17 lead. Joey Ptasinski scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half for the Leopards.
Colgate (8-14, 2-4) posted its lowest point total since a 62-37 loss to TCU on Dec. 30, 2008, and saw its two-game winning streak end.
Dan Trist added 12 points for Lafayette, which shot 50 percent (25 of 50) and hit 10 of 22 from deep, with Hinrichs going 5 for 7. Tony Johnson dished out eight assists and Levi Giese had four blocked shots
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.