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New mens basketball Associate Head Coach Mike McGarvey (left) joins the Lafayette coaching staff following an impressive career at Lycoming College. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Head Coach Mike Jordan announces first staffing changes for new generation of Leopards Basketball

Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor April 22, 2022

New basketball Head Coach Mike Jordan has begun building the staff that will shape the next chapter of Lafayette basketball. After being officially named head coach at the end of March, Jordan has set...

Junior Leo OBoyle drives and puts up a contested lay up during senior day loss against Lehigh. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball ends season in overtime heartbreaker following a senior day loss to Lehigh

Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

This past Saturday, Lafayette (10-20 overall, 7-11 Patriot League) hosted Lehigh (12-18 overall, 10-8 Patriot League) on senior day in front of a packed Kirby Sports center to support Head Coach Fran O'Hanlon...

James Harden, along with Paul Millsap, was traded from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for four 76ers players, including the high-ranking Ben Simmons. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)

Students react to Ben Simmons, James Harden trade

Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor February 18, 2022

Last Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets settled for a blockbuster trade deal that will see All-Star shooting guard James Harden and power forward Paul Millsap going to Philadelphia and...

Freshman guard Abby Antongnoli drives past a defender in her career high 17 points, five assists performance against Bucknell. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Womans Basketball on Instagram)

Women’s basketball falls to Bucknell

Nicky Nathanson, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

The women's basketball team lost 58-40 away at Bucknell, dropping its record to 8-14 overall and 4-8 in the conference. Despite the loss, the underclassmen shone through, as Lafayette was led by freshman...

The team huddles during their second straight win, a comeback victory over Bucknell at Kirby Sports Center. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette mens basketball Instagram)

Men’s basketball wins a thriller at home in overtime, beaten by Navy

Nick Alexander, Contributing writer February 11, 2022

The Lafayette men’s basketball team (7-15 overall, 4-7 Patriot League) gained its second straight win last Saturday with a hard-fought comeback victory over Bucknell in overtime (74-72). Then on Monday,...

Junior forward Neal Quinn (pictured) was the top scorer with 16 points mens basketballs loss against Army. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Simmons)

Men’s basketball falls in back-to-back Patriot League games

Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

The men’s basketball team (6-14 overall, 3-6 Patriot League) continued their losing streak against the top two teams in the Patriot League this past week. The Leopards fell to the Black Knights 60-56...

Members of the men’s basketball team speak fondly of their time working with Head Coach O’Hanlon. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Beloved men’s basketball coach Fran O’Hanlon to retire after 27 years at Lafayette

Issy Bongiovanni, Staff writer January 28, 2022

Fran O’Hanlon, head coach of the Lafayette men’s basketball team, announced his decision to retire at the close of the 2021-22 basketball season after coaching a Patriot League record 779 games and...

Junior Neal Quinn (pictured) drives through the lane for an easy two in his game-making performance in the win against American. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Leopards thrash American in first game after O’Hanlon announces retirement

Craig Barbaro, Staff writer January 28, 2022

The Lafayette men’s basketball team has found their stride after a rocky 0-3 start to Patriot League play. The Leopards defeated American University 69-56 on Monday, Jan. 24, for their second...

The basketball team talking strategy during their Monday night win over Columbia University. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards.com)

Men’s basketball trounces Columbia in second victory of season

Benjamin Dupont, Contributing Writer December 3, 2021

The men’s basketball team dominated the Columbia Lions in New York 73-50 with four players scoring in double digits. Winning their second consecutive road game, the team is now 2-4 on the season. In...

Mens basketball triumphs over Rutgers in first win of season

Men’s basketball triumphs over Rutgers in first win of season

Nicky Nathanson, Staff Writer November 27, 2021

After falling to nationally-ranked powerhouse Duke University 55-88 last weekend, the Lafayette men’s basketball team (1-4 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) traveled to Piscataway, New Jersey on Nov. 22 where...

Sophomore Eric Sondberg (pictured) shooting for a layup at Lafayettes first home game of the season against Colgate. (Photo by Cole Jacobson 24)

Men’s basketball falls in home opener to Cornell and on the road at UPenn

Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

The Lafayette men’s basketball team (0-3 overall) opened their first home game against Cornell last Friday in the Kirby Sports Center. The back-and-forth matchup was highlighted by a career-high 25 points...

Kyle Jenkins (pictured) scored 14 points on Saturday against Syracuse, in which Lafayette fell 97-63.
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards.com)

Men’s basketball falls to Syracuse in season opener

Issy Bongiovanni, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

The Lafayette men's basketball team played their first non-league game of the season this past Tuesday in Syracuse, N.Y. The Leopards fell to Syracuse 97-63. "Not only were they in a different league,...

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