Scores

Final

Bucknell 52

(20-8, 10-2 Patriot)

Holy Cross 54

(13-13, 7-5 Patriot)

    4:00 PM ET, February 18, 2012

    Hart Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    BUCK 10 4252
    HC 28 2654

    Top Performers

    Bucknell: M. Muscala 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Blk

    Holy Cross: J. Burrell 15 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Holy Cross 54, Bucknell 52

    Associated Press

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- Justin Burrell scored 15 points and Holy Cross held off a late Bucknell rally to win 54-52 on Saturday.

    The Crusaders started the game on a 20-4 run and led 28-10 at halftime. The lead remained in double figures until the final 5 minutes, when Bucknell went on a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to 48-44 after a layup by Mike Muscala with 1:31 remaining. The Bison pulled no closer until Cameron Ayers hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left for the final margin.

    Holy Cross (13-13, 7-5 Patriot League), which won its fourth game in a row, made 6 of 8 free throw attempts in the final 46 seconds to keep the Crusaders ahead.

    Muscala had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Bison (20-8, 10-2), who had their three-game winning streak against Holy Cross snapped. Bucknell tied its lowest point total of the season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUCK
    HC
    Points 52 54
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-5 (.600) 8-13 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

    2011-12 Season

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