Hinrichs totaled 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds to help Lafayette (12-13, 5-3 Patriot League) outrebound Navy 35-24 and outscore it in the paint 24-16.
Navy (7-17, 1-7) scored the first eight points of the game, but Lafayette fought back to take a 14-12 lead on Rufer's 3-pointer at the 11:04 mark. Lafayette led at halftime 35-20.
Lafayette shot 52.2 percent (24 of 46) while holding Navy to just 37.3 percent (19 of 51).
The Leopards led by as many as 25 points.
The Midshipmen were led by Worth Smith with 13 points, but he was the only player for Navy in double figures.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.