Scores

Final

American U 60

(16-8, 6-3 Patriot)

Bucknell 66

(17-8, 8-1 Patriot)

    7:00 PM ET, February 9, 2011

    Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    AMER 28 3260
    BUCK 36 3066

    Top Performers

    American: T. Brewer 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Bucknell: M. Muscala 21 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Bucknell 66, American U. 60

    Associated Press

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Mike Muscala scored 21 points and Bucknell held off American University 66-60 on Wednesday night to maintain sole possession of first place in the Patriot League.

    The Bison (17-8, 8-1), who have won 15 of their last 17, led 42-31 with 18:21 to go.

    After the Eagles (16-8, 6-3) pulled ahead on Vlad Moldoveanu's two free throws for 58-57 with 3:59 left, Bryson Johnson regained the lead for Bucknell with a 3-pointer with 3:30 left.

    The Bison made 6 of 10 free throws down the stretch while American did not score again until Nick Hendra and Moldoveanu each made 1 of 2 foul shots in the final 8 seconds.

    Troy Brewer led American with 13 points, while Moldoveanu, who was averaging 20 points per game, was held to nine.

    The victory gave Bison coach Dave Paulsen his 300th career win. In his third year at Bucknell, Paulsen also coached at Williams, Le Moyne and St. Lawrence.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMER
    BUCK
    Points 60 66
    FG Made-Attempted 18-47 (.383) 20-50 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 14

    2010-11 Season

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