Scores

Final

Lafayette 56

(7-12, 2-2 Patriot)

Bucknell 75

(13-7, 4-0 Patriot)

    7:00 PM ET, January 19, 2011

    Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    LAF 30 2656
    BUCK 34 4175

    Top Performers

    Lafayette: N. Petkovich 8 Pts, 5 Reb

    Bucknell: M. Muscala 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Bucknell 75, Lafayette 56

    Associated Press

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Mike Muscala had 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocks and Bucknell used a second-half spurt to defeat Lafayette 75-56 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win.

    Bryson Johnson and G.W. Boon also scored 13 points apiece for the Bison (13-7), who started the Patriot League 4-0 for the first time since 2005-06, when they finished 14-0.

    Bucknell, which has won 11 of its last 12 games, led 34-30 at halftime, then opened the second half with a 20-3 run in the first 8:43.

    The Leopards (7-12, 2-2) could get no closer than 16 the rest of the way.

    Although both teams came into the game ranking among the top free-throw shooting teams in the nation, Bucknell (No. 3 at 79.1 percent) shot just 63 percent (17 of 27) and Lafayette (No. 4 at 78.7 percent) shot 57.1 percent (8 of 14)

    Jared Mintz, with 10 points, was the only Leopards player in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAF
    BUCK
    Points 56 75
    FG Made-Attempted 20-54 (.370) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 8-22 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 17-27 (.630)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 23

    2010-11 Season

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