Lafayette vs Bucknell

Bucknell 79, Lafayette 52

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Mike Muscala and Joe Willman each scored 18 points to help Bucknell defeat Lafayette 79-52 on Saturday in the Patriot League semifinals.

Willman made all eight of his free throw attempts as the Bison went 19 of 19 from the line on the way to their seventh straight win over Lafayette.

Top-seeded Bucknell (24-8) will host Lehigh on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Patriot League championship game. It will be the Bison's ninth title game appearance in the Patriot League's 22-year history.

Bucknell broke the game open with a 25-7 run over the final 10 minutes of the first half on its way to a 40-20 lead at the break. The Bison coasted in the second half and led by as many as 32 points.

Cameron Ayers added 12 points for the Bison.

Ryan Willen scored 11 points and Rob Delaney added 10 for the Leopards (13-18).

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Lafayette Leopards
R. Willen, F313-114-452211
D. Trist, F161-50-01032
S. Hinrichs, G363-62-35018
J. Mower, G283-90-02006
R. Delaney, G264-80-043410
L. Giese161-60-01143
N. Petkovich151-20-02043
L. Smith143-40-02038
J. Pelham80-11-20021
A. Flannigan70-20-00100
J. Detmer30-00-00000
Totals 19-547-92572352
 35.2%77.8% 
Bucknell Bison
J. Willman, F295-118-871218
M. Muscala, C237-123-341118
B. Cohen, G282-62-27426
C. Ayers, G264-122-230012
R. Hill, G211-20-03342
B. Johnson203-80-01229
S. Kaspar190-10-02320
B. Fitzpatrick144-40-05018
B. Brackney90-10-00000
E. Andoh31-10-00002
J. Singleton30-02-21012
C. Starkey30-00-00000
C. Klebon20-02-21002
Totals 27-5819-1937141579
 46.6%100% 
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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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