Bucknell vs Holy Cross

Holy Cross 54, Bucknell 52

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - 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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Bucknell Bison
B. Cohen, F332-50-05214
J. Willman, F323-70-05036
M. Muscala, C339-162-2102320
C. Ayers, G303-70-01127
R. Hill, G201-30-03342
B. Johnson233-70-00208
S. Kaspar151-71-33113
B. Fitzpatrick100-10-03110
B. Brackney41-10-00002
Totals 23-543-532121552
 42.6%60% 
Holy Cross Crusaders
D. Dudzinski, F292-83-57007
R. Evans, F272-70-05304
P. Beans, C71-20-02153
D. Brown, G331-42-41014
J. Burrell, G305-133-413015
M. Cavataio224-60-04109
E. Obeysekere181-40-04002
T. Abt142-40-03055
J. Stevens122-40-02015
D. Goens80-00-02510
Totals 20-528-1334131354
 38.5%61.5% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell14-417-14183
Lehigh13-517-15168
Boston U.11-719-15196
Army West Point9-919-14213
Navy9-919-14216
Colgate9-913-17241
American9-912-19230
Loyola-Md.8-108-21255
Holy Cross5-1315-20248
Lafayette3-156-24329
 
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