Delaney leads Lafayette over Holy Cross 84-76
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Rob Delaney scored 25 points as Lafayette defeated Holy Cross 84-76 Wednesday night in the Patriot League quarterfinals.
The fifth-seeded Leopards (13-17) eliminated the No. 4-seeded Crusaders (15-14) from the tournament for the third consecutive season. They will face No. 1 seed Bucknell in the semifinals Saturday.
Delaney scored 16 points in the first half, when Lafayette shot 64 percent (16 of 25) for a 43-38 halftime lead. He was 5 for 5 on 3-pointers in the game, the last putting the Leopards ahead 74-64 with 4:31 remaining.
Holy Cross trimmed the lead to 76-73 with 41 seconds left before Lafayette wrapped it up with eight free throws.
The teams split two regular-season meetings, each winning on the road.
Updated February 29, 2012