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).
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.