February 8, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette entered the intermission deadlocked, 30-30, but the Leopards managed just one field goal over a nearly 15-minute span after the break as the Black Knights pulled away to a 62-47 win.
Army started the game on an 11-4 run before a Homan layup and a triple by Springer brought the Leopards within two at 11-9. Eight early points from Freeland _ sparked by two three-pointers _ kept the Leopards within reach of the Black Knights, who sank nine of their first 15 from the field (60 percent) to open up a 28-20 lead with 6:37 remaining in the half. The Lafayette defense clamped down at that point, as a Macklin putback capped an 11-2 run that tied the score heading into the intermission, 30-30.
The Leopards struggled offensively in the second half, connecting on just one field goal over the opening 14:59 of the period while Army opened up its largest lead of the contest at 51-38. A Homan bucket ended the drought and set the Leopards on a 9-3 run to cut the margin to 54-47. Army would not manage a field goal over the last 5:21 of the game, but the Black Knights continued to get to the free throw line and tack on points to close out a deceptive 62-47 decision.