Scores

Final

Bucknell 55

(3-13, 0-2 Patriot)

American U 69

(10-6, 2-0 Patriot)

    7:30 PM ET, January 14, 2009

    Bender Arena, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    BUCK 24 3155
    AMER 40 2969

    Top Performers

    Bucknell: G. Boon 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    American: G. Carr 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Stl

    American U. 69, Bucknell 55

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON -- Derrick Mercer notched a career-high 12 assists and Garrison Carr scored 25 points to lead American to its fifth straight win, 69-55 over Bucknell on Wednesday night.

    The Eagles (10-6, 2-0 Patriot League) held Bucknell (3-13, 0-2) to 28.8 percent shooting (19 of 66) and ran up a 40-24 halftime lead that proved a sufficient cushion.

    Mercer registered 10 of his assists in the opening half as he dished inside to Brian Gilmore and Jordan Nichols, and the Eagles entered intermission by hitting five of their last six baskets from 3-point range. The Bison trailed by as many as 25 in the second half.

    Justin Castleberry scored 10 points to lead Bucknell, which lost its seventh straight and matched its worst start since 1954-55.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUCK
    AMER
    Points 55 69
    FG Made-Attempted 19-66 (.288) 22-45 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 18-35 (.514)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

    2008-09 Season

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