EASTON, Pa. -- Tony Johnson scored 29 points to lead Lafayette past Lehigh 79-71 Sunday, giving the Leopards a sweep of their Patriot League season series.
Johnson made 10 of 12 shots, including 5 of 5 from 3-point range, and also made 4 of 4 free throws for the Leopards (15-14, 8-4), who now hold the tiebreaker over the Mountain Hawks (18-8, 8-4), with whom they share second place.
A 3-pointer by Johnson with 4:38 remaining broke a 64-64 tie, and he added another trey 1:04 later for a 70-64 lead. Two baskets by Dan Trist stretched the lead to 74-64 with 1:33 to play.
Trist finished with 14 points and Giese 10 for Lafayette.
Gabe Knutson had 19 points for Lehigh.
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.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.