Navy overcomes slow start to seal 68-60 win over Lafayette
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Bryce Dulin scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Shawn Anderson added 11 points, and Navy shot 60 percent in the second half to overcome a slow start and beat Lafayette 68-60 on Saturday night.
Lafayette led 46-41 with 9:40 left, but 3s from Tim Abruzzo, Hasan Abdullah and Shawn Anderson helped Navy to a 53-52 lead, and two 3s from George Kiernan made it 59-52 with 4:24 remaining.
The Leopards got within two on a pair of Nick Lindner free throws to make it 62-60 with 26 seconds left, but Abdullah and Dulin combined for six free throws in the final 25 seconds to ice it and keep Navy within a game and a half of first place.
Navy (15-11, 10-4 Patriot League) made just 8 of 30 from the field (26.7 percent) in the first half, including 2 of 12 from beyond the arc. The Midshipmen hit 7 of 11 3s after halftime.
Lindner made 8 of 9 free throws and finished with 23 points for Lafayette (7-18, 3-11), and Matt Klinewski added 12 points.