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W 60-56
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L 85-90
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Lafayette beats American in Patriot League Tournament

EASTON, Pa. (AP) Matt Klinewski scored 23 points and Justin Jaworski hit 4 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with 20 points to help Lafayette beat American 93-86 on Tuesday night in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament.

Alex Petrie added 17 points and Eric Stafford 12 for seventh-seeded Lafayette (10-20). The Leopards will play at No. 2 seed Colgate in the quarterfinals. Lafayette swept the regular-season series against the Raiders.

Kyle Stout's 3-pointer gave the Leopards a 13-point lead with 12 minutes to go but American (6-23), the No. 10 seed, answered with two 3s in a 36-second span and Sa'eed Nelson's layup to trim the deficit to 81-78 with three minutes to go. Eric Stafford's 3-pointer with 1:25 left gave the Leopards a six-point lead and they made 7 of 8 free throws from there to seal it.

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Leaders
Points: S. Nelson18.6
Rebounds: S. Iorio6.5
Assists: S. Nelson5.1
FG%: S. Nelson44.3%
FT%: S. Nelson68.1%
3P%: S. Iorio43.7%
Steals: S. Nelson1.8
Blocks: S. Iorio0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Patriot League Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Bucknell 16-2 25-10
Colgate 12-6 19-14
Navy 11-7 20-12
Lehigh 11-7 16-14
Boston University 10-8 15-16
Holy Cross 8-10 12-19
Lafayette 7-11 10-21
Army West Point 6-12 13-17
Loyola Maryland 6-12 9-22
American University 3-15 6-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 65.4 (331)
Rebounds: 8.1 (308)
Assists: 12.2 (277)
FG%: 43.2% (251)
FT%: 66.4% (318)
3P%: 33.7% (239)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.8 (210)
Rebounds: 20.9 (348)
Assists: 13.7 (200)
FG%: 48.7% (337)
FT%: 71.4% (191)
3P%: 38.3% (330)
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