Men’s basketball extends winning streak to three with weekend sweep of Bucknell

The Lafayette men’s basketball team put on a clinic this past weekend, sweeping a pair of games against Bucknell and improving their record to 3-1 in conference play.  The Leopards carried their momentum from the opening series against Lehigh as they defeated Bucknell 83-60 and 87-76 on Jan 9 and 10, respectively. The 23-point victory […]

Both Lafayette basketball teams will resume play in the spring semester, but Covid-19 concerns remain

The Lafayette women’s and men’s basketball programs will return to the court in 2021, with a shortened, league-only schedule beginning on Jan. 2. The Patriot League Council of Presidents endorsed the plan, which is contingent on competition that will “protect the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, staffs and their communities,” according to the press […]

Senior Cal Reichwein honors late grandfather with Alzheimer’s awareness campaign

When senior Cal Reichwein’s grandfather passed away in October due to complications from Alzheimer’s, Cal knew he had to do something. “Right after he passed, I honestly just woke up one morning, and I felt a responsibility to my family,” he said. Cal got right to work. Using his platform as a member of Lafayette’s […]

Men’s basketball loses a pair of conference games: Team honors head coach Fran O’Hanlon for his 25 years with the program

The Lafayette men’s basketball team lost two conference games last week, falling to both Lehigh and Army as their four-game winning streak came to an end. The team’s record is now 15-9 overall with a 7-6 mark in Patriot League play, with five games remaining before the postseason. Against Lehigh, the Leopards struggled to get […]

Men’s basketball extends winning streak to four with wins over American and Bucknell

A highlight-reel dunk, a career scoring night, and a 10-point comeback in the final seven minutes were just a few of the dramatic moments from Lafayette’s 82-70 win over American last Saturday. The Leopards then traveled to Bucknell for another conference matchup on Monday night, and earned their first victory at Sojka Pavilion since February […]

Men’s basketball snaps eight-game losing streak to Lehigh: team beats Colgate for fifth conference win

Senior forward and co-captain Lukas Jarrett has played in over a hundred games for the Lafayette men’s basketball team, but there was still one thing he had not seen during his four years with the program: a win over rival Lehigh. That all changed on Saturday, as the Leopards bounced back from consecutive losses with […]

Members of the Lafayette basketball community reflect on Kobe Bryant

Last Sunday, news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic passing in a helicopter crash stunned people around the world who were inspired by his tenacious approach to basketball and to life. The five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star was one of nine who lost their lives in the crash, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Although his life […]

Men’s basketball keeps win streak alive behind career night from Justin Jaworski

After a nine day break, the Lafayette men’s basketball team showed no signs of rust with their third consecutive win, 94-71, and highest scoring output of the season against St. Joseph’s.  “We played very well,” said head coach Fran O’Hanlon. “To score 94 points like we did, obviously our offense was clicking and we were […]

Men’s basketball wins season opener after Myles Cherry’s late putback

The Lafayette men’s basketball team opened their season with a close home win over Columbia University, 65-63, on Tuesday night. Senior forwards Myles Cherry and Lukas Jarrett were the only Leopards to score in double figures, recording 14 and 10 points respectively. Cherry grabbed 11 rebounds to notch his third career double-double for Lafayette, and […]

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 […]