Navy vs Bucknell

Bucknell 58, Navy 42

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Mike Muscala posted a double-double to lead top-seeded Bucknell past eighth-seeded Navy 58-42 Wednesday night in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League tournament.

Muscala, who was recently named the Patriot League Play of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Bucknell (26-5) opened on an 11-3 run and maintained that advantage the rest of the way, taking a 26-16 lead into halftime. The Bison took its largest lead, 50-28, on Muscala's layup with 8:10 left to play.

Bucknell, the first team in Patriot League history to win three straight outright regular-season titles, shot just 38 percent (17 of 44) but made 22 of 24 free throws and scored 16 second-chance points en route to its eighth straight win over Navy (8-23).

Worth Smith, Navy's leading scorer, was held scoreless and limited to just 7 minutes of action because of foul trouble.

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Navy Midshipmen
W. Kelly, F301-43-47035
W. Smith, F70-30-02040
B. Venturini, G353-110-02217
T. Dunbar, G324-111-33339
T. Wynn, G70-00-00000
K. Knorr233-71-22028
K. Alter221-40-01113
J. Alexander143-70-01046
D. Jackson130-00-00200
R. Spadaford120-24-62004
J. Loupos40-00-01000
B. Wyatt10-00-00010
Totals 15-499-152581942
 30.6%60% 
Bucknell Bison
J. Willman, F263-54-471310
M. Muscala, C313-69-10130115
B. Johnson, G312-72-23007
C. Ayers, G221-50-01012
S. Kaspar, G213-61-22137
R. Hill182-30-02215
R. Frazier161-60-01122
B. Brackney130-32-21102
B. Fitzpatrick111-22-21034
D. Hoffman81-12-21004
C. Hass30-00-01000
Totals 17-4422-243661458
 38.6%91.7% 
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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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