EASTON, Pa. -- Tony Johnson scored 22 points and Lafayette shot 57.4 percent from the field in an 80-72 victory over American University on Saturday that wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the Patriot League tournament.
The Leopards (17-14, 10-4) will host Holy Cross in Wednesday's quarterfinals.
Johnson scored 16 points in the second half, when Lafayette picked up its shooting pace to 60 percent (12 of 20) after making 15 of 27 to lead 33-27 at halftime.
The Leopards led by 17 points, 57-40, with 12:16 remaining before the Eagles (10-19, 5-9) narrowed the gap. American University also shot well in the second half, making 17 of 28 (60.7 percent).
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.