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American vs Bucknell

Bucknell 66, American U. 47

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Mike Muscala scored 21 points as Bucknell dispatched American University 66-47 Wednesday night to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Patriot League Tournament for a record fifth time and become the first team in conference history to win three straight outright regular-season titles.

The Bison (24-5, 11-2), who escaped with a 56-55 win over the Eagles on Jan. 30, are tied for fourth-most wins in program history.

Bucknell led 29-20 at halftime. American got within five twice in the second half, the last time at 38-33 with 13:07 left, then Joe Willman made two free throws and Muscala scored on a three-point play to end the threat.

Cameron Ayers added 18 points to surpass 1,000 career points and Bryson Johnson scored 16 for the Bison, who will have home-court advantage throughout the conference tourney.

Tony Wroblicky's 13 points led the Eagles (10-18, 5-8), who have dropped three straight games.

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American Eagles
S. Lumpkins, F303-110-08136
T. Wroblicky, C215-63-410413
D. Munoz, G383-100-03026
J. Schoof, G342-62-34127
B. Jolivette, G211-72-21204
J. Reed251-33-34025
K. Kager161-20-02102
M. Bersch132-40-01004
A. Carroll10-00-00000
Z. Elcano10-00-00000
Totals 18-4910-122651347
 36.7%83.3% 
Bucknell Bison
J. Willman, F241-62-26134
M. Muscala, C307-157-761221
C. Ayers, G357-92-263118
B. Johnson, G266-81-121316
S. Kaspar, G210-00-02320
R. Hill190-00-03200
B. Fitzpatrick151-41-23003
R. Frazier130-20-01010
B. Brackney80-10-00000
D. Hoffman31-30-02002
C. Hass20-00-00000
J. Singleton20-10-00010
C. Klebon10-00-01100
C. Starkey11-20-00002
Totals 24-5113-1434121366
 47.1%92.9% 
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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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