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.
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.