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Bucknell vs Lafayette

Lafayette 63, Bucknell 62

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EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Tony Johnson's jumper with 6 seconds remaining lifted Lafayette to a 63-62 come-from-behind win over Patriot League-leading Bucknell on Saturday, snapping the Bison's five-game winning streak and splitting the season series.

Seth Hinrichs scored 20 points and Johnson added 17 for the Leopards (13-14, 6-4) who trailed by 11 early in the second half. After Lafayette took a 59-57 lead with 3:22 left, Cameron Ayers' 3-pointer and jumper pushed Bucknell back in front.

Johnson's layup with 50 seconds remaining made it 62-61. After the Bison's Ben Brackney missed a trey, Joey Ptasinski rebounded, setting up Johnson for the game-winner. Ayers missed a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left.

Mike Muscala matched his season high with 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Bucknell, while Ayers scored 20 points.

The Bison (21-5, 8-2), who beat the Leopards 66-51 on Jan. 19, remain tied for first in the Patriot League with Lehigh.

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Bucknell Bison
J. Willman, F281-82-26244
M. Muscala, C3712-205-9151229
B. Johnson, G341-81-28514
C. Ayers, G318-120-011320
R. Hill, G140-00-02020
S. Kaspar210-30-04410
B. Brackney151-40-00113
R. Frazier140-10-01040
D. Hoffman60-22-20012
Totals 23-5810-1540141962
 39.7%66.7% 
Lafayette Leopards
L. Giese, F223-60-12037
N. Musters, C140-00-03150
B. Scott, G351-20-01303
T. Johnson, G335-107-945117
S. Hinrichs, G315-167-960120
J. Ptasinski324-115-521014
A. Flannigan140-10-02030
B. Freeland100-02-21032
Z. Rufer90-20-03000
Totals 18-4821-2630101663
 37.5%80.8% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Army0-08-2163
Lafayette0-07-362
American0-07-5101
Holy Cross0-05-5126
Lehigh0-04-5116
Bucknell0-05-7197
Navy0-04-8312
Boston U.0-03-7210
Loyola-Md.0-03-7245
Colgate0-03-9295
 
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