Scores

Final

Bucknell 56

(7-23, 4-10 Patriot)

Holy Cross 75

(17-13, 11-3 Patriot)

    7:00 PM ET, March 4, 2009

    Hart Recreation Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    BUCK 25 3156
    HC 32 4375

    Top Performers

    Bucknell: P. Behan 15 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Holy Cross: R. Evans 31 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Holy Cross 75, Bucknell 56

    Associated Press

    WORCESTER, Mass -- R.J. Evans scored 31 points and teamed with Andrew Beinert to lead a decisive second half run as Holy Cross defeated Bucknell, 75-56, on Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League tournament.

    The second seed, Holy Cross (17-13) will host Colgate in the semifinals on Sunday.

    Patrick Behan scored 15 to lead Bucknell (7-23).

    There were three ties and two lead changes through late in the first half. But Evans, a freshman guard, and Colin Cunningham each converted a 3-pointer for a 30-23 lead. After two free throws by Bucknell's G.W. Boon, Beinert, who had 15 points, scored a jumper at the buzzer to give the Crusaders a 32-25 halftime lead.

    Beinert converted three consecutive 3-pointers during a 1:34 span in the second half to provide an insurmountable 55-41 advantage.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUCK
    HC
    Points 56 75
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 14-21 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    2008-09 Season

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