Mike Anekwe ’22 fosters love of basketball in Nigeria through self-funded foundation

After growing up in Nigeria with few opportunities, Mike Anekwe ’22 knew he “wanted to give back to an underprivileged community.” In March 2019, the Lafayette basketball player, 19, put his thoughts into a plan for action by starting the Anekwe Foundation, with the goal of growing “the game of basketball, not just in Nigeria […]

‘Jawsdropping’ performance: Justin Jaworski closes season second nationally in three-point shooting, third team all-conference

Sophomore guard Justin Jaworski was named to the All-Patriot League Third Team after shooting 48.8 percent on three-point attempts this season, the second most efficient mark in the country among Division I players. Jaworski, nicknamed “Jaws” by his teammates, has evolved into a star for the Leopards. This past season, he led the team in […]

Men’s basketball ends season with loss in first round of Patriot League Tournament

The Lafayette men’s basketball team failed to cap off a comeback win as the seventh-seeded Leopards ended their season with a 79-74 loss to tenth-seeded Holy Cross on Tuesday. Last Saturday, the team honored co-captains Paulius Zalys and Auston Evans in a pregame ceremony on Senior Day before being defeated by first place Colgate 76-70.  Against […]

Men’s basketball extends season-best winning streak to five as playoffs near

The men’s basketball team extended their season-best winning streak to five games with wins over Loyola and American last week. The Leopards beat the Greyhounds last Sunday, 69-64, and then won again against the Clawed Eagles on Wednesday in a thriller, 70-68.  In the American game, the Leopards clawed their way back from a six […]

Men’s basketball loses to Army, drops overtime thriller to rival Lehigh

The Lafayette men’s basketball team suffered a 69-63 defeat to Army West Point last Saturday before losing to rival Lehigh in overtime on Wednesday during the “team takeover day,” where both teams wore customized jerseys with player nicknames. The loss moves the Leopards to 6-14 overall and 3-6 in Patriot League play. The Lehigh game […]

Men’s basketball drops OT contest to Cornell, wins close game over FDU after second half surge

Lafayette men’s basketball team managed to force OT but ultimately fell to Cornell, 63-58 this past Wednesday. The Sunday before, the team staged a second-half comeback to narrowly beat Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) by a score of 80-76. In the FDU game, the Leopards were led by the inside-out combination of sophomore guard Alex Petrie, who […]

Men’s basketball wins thriller over La Salle behind Petrie’s clutch play: team then loses game to Penn

The Lafayette men’s basketball team defeated Atlantic-10 foe La Salle University 77-76 last Saturday with a late push to take the lead. Following the victory, the Leopards traveled to the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Nov. 13, only to get routed by the Quakers 91-61. Lafayette’s record moves to 1-2  after the first week of the season. The victory […]

After a productive summer, basketball teams look to make a splash in upcoming season

The Leopard’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are close to opening their non-conference schedules, as the women will travel to Teaneck, N.J., for a matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., while the men also start on the road at Saint Peter’s in Jersey City, N.J., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 […]

Men’s hoops ends season “outworked” by Colgate in Patriot League Tournament

The men’s basketball team closed their 2017-2018 season in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament, where they fell to Colgate 76-54. Despite having swept Colgate in regular-season play, the Leopards could not pull together a strong offensive force. After a first round win over American (93-86) at home on Feb. 27, the seventh-seed Leopards traveled […]