Scores

Final

Bucknell 59

(15-3, 6-0 Patriot)

Lehigh 54

(12-9, 5-1 Patriot)

    7:05 PM ET, January 25, 2006

    Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    BUCK 23 3659
    LEH 26 2854

    Top Performers

    Bucknell: K. Bettencourt 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Lehigh: J. Knight 21 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Bucknell 59, Lehigh 54

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Kevin Bettencourt scored 16 points and Abe Badmus added 10 to lead Bucknell to a 59-54 victory over Lehigh on Wednesday.

    Donald Brown had 10 rebounds for Bucknell (15-3, 6-0 Patriot League), which won its sixth straight game. Chris McNaughton scored seven points and, with a jumper with 15:45 remaining, became the 31st player in school history to score 1,000 points.

    Joe Knight scored 21 points and Jose Olivero had 19 for Lehigh (12-9, 5-1), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped.

    With Bucknell holding a one-point lead, 41-40, and six minutes remaining, Bettencourt and Badmus hit 3-pointers to spark a 9-1 run that gave the Bison a 50-41 advantage.

    Olivero hit two 3-pointers to narrow the gap, but the Bison made 6-of-7 free throws in the final minute to preserve the win.

    Lehigh led by seven points twice in the first half, the last time as Knight scored on back-to-back possessions to put the Mountain Hawks up 20-13.

    But the Bison then scored seven unanswered points to tie the score 20-20. A three-point play by Olivero gave Lehigh a 26-23 edge at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUCK
    LEH
    Points 59 54
    FG Made-Attempted 18-52 (.346) 19-48 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 10-26 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 6-8 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 6

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