Bucknell vs Niagara

Bucknell 88, Niagara 71

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LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) - Mike Muscala had 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead six Bucknell players in double figures as the Bison rallied to beat Niagara 88-71 Friday night in the 2K Sports Classic.

Down by as many as 12 and 43-38 at the break, Bucknell (3-0) shot 64.3 percent in the second half (18 of 28) compared to 23.3 percent (7 of 30) for the Purple Eagles.

The Bison opened the second half with 11 straight points to lead 49-43.

Niagara (1-2) trimmed the deficit to three but could get no closer. At 55-52, Bryson Johnson's 3-pointer sparked an 11-3 Bucknell run and the Purple Eagles could not trim the margin below seven the rest of the way.

Johnson scored 15 points for the Bison, while Joe Willman, Cameron Ayers and Ryan Frazier had 12 apiece and Steven Kaspar 11.

Antoine Mason led Niagara with 14 points and Juan'ya Green had 13.

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Scoreboard
Bucknell (3-0) «385088
Niagara (1-2)432871

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Bucknell Bison
M. Muscala, F345-128-10167018
J. Willman, F285-92-241412
C. Ayers, G355-110-061212
B. Johnson, G345-102-242415
R. Hill, G142-51-23036
R. Frazier204-52-221212
S. Kaspar184-62-413111
B. Fitzpatrick121-10-00012
D. Hoffman50-00-01100
Totals 31-5917-2242161788
 52.5%77.3% 
Niagara Purple Eagles
J. Thomas, F163-30-15036
A. Mason, G352-1210-1343014
J. Green, G323-134-435113
M. Jordan, G283-100-02038
A. Tanksley, G283-74-661312
T. Cline211-60-04253
T. McCall152-40-01314
M. Lemmons142-50-00005
S. Gillette113-30-03036
Totals 22-6318-2433141971
 34.9%75% 
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell15-326-963
Lehigh12-620-1297
Boston U.12-618-14187
Navy10-816-16206
Holy Cross9-915-17208
Loyola-Md.8-1016-17212
Colgate8-1010-22294
Army West Point6-1213-19267
Lafayette5-139-21321
American5-138-22310

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276
 
Other games
COLO 60 Final
BAYL 58
NCST 94 Final
MASS 76
WAKE 71 Final
UCONN 77
LAF 49 Final
UK 101
NICS 54 Final
MIZZ 74
STJOE 79 Final
ND 70
UNC 78 Final
LBSU 63