Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 50

(5-7, 2-6 away)

Bucknell 48

(5-7, 0-3 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 29, 2006

    McCann Arena, Poughkeepsie, New York

    1 2 T
    CARK 25 2550
    BUCK 18 3048

    Top Performers

    Central Arkansas: M. Rueter 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Bucknell: J. Vegotsky 10 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Cent. Arkansas 50, Bucknell 48

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Marcus Pillow scored 18 points to lead Central Arkansas in a 50-48 win over Bucknell in the first game of the Pepsi-Marist Classic Friday.

    Pillow scored a three-pointer with 20 seconds left to give the Bears (5-7) the upset.

    The Bears led 25-18 at the half, but Bucknell scored nine straight points in the second half to take over.

    Central Arkansas answered with seven straight points, highlighted by a Pillow 3-pointer, to go up 41-35.

    Mitch Rueter added 12 points for Central Arkansas.

    Jason Vegotsky had 10 points to lead Bucknell (5-7). He almost saved the game when his go-ahead 4-point play put the Bisons ahead by a point with 46 seconds left, but Pillow responded with four 3-pointers in the final 6:31 of the game.

    Donald Brown contributed 9 for Bucknell.

    Central Arkansas will face Marist in the title game on Saturday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CARK
    BUCK
    Points 50 48
    FG Made-Attempted 19-43 (.442) 15-38 (.395)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-3 (1.000) 13-17 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 1

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