Army West Point vs Bucknell

Bucknell 78, Army 70

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Mike Muscala scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and hit clutch free throws to lead Bucknell to a 78-70 victory over Army Saturday in a Patriot League tournament semifinal.

The Bison (27-5), the regular-season champ, reached its third straight final and will play Lafayette Wednesday night.

Bucknell, which won its sixth straight, led 36-31 at halftime. But Army (16-15) drew within 57-55 behind Kyle Wilson (21 points) and Kevin Ferguson and Larry Toomey (11 apiece). Wilson's layup and a foul shot would give the Black Knights a 61-59 lead.

But the Bison went on a 10-1 run, including a 3-pointer by Bryson Johnson and Muscala's 5 free throws, to lead 69-62. Bucknell hit 9 of 10 foul shots to ice it.

Muscala, the two-time Patriot Player of the Year, surpassed the 2,000 career-point mark. He now has 2,007.

Cameron Ayers scored 19 points for Bucknell and Johnson added 12.

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Army West Point Black Knights
E. Ellis, F201-39-1040511
K. Ferguson, C253-35-762311
K. Wilson, G327-196-623121
K. Toth, G274-103-611313
D. Cox, G210-30-03420
L. Toomey233-83-442311
M. Lenox191-21-23133
J. Springer150-10-02220
J. Herbeck110-10-00000
M. Williams70-00-00010
Totals 19-5027-3528152370
 38%77.1% 
Bucknell Bison
J. Willman, F254-60-05248
M. Muscala, C377-157-8141421
C. Ayers, G378-163-452219
B. Johnson, G302-86-601312
S. Kaspar, G201-12-21244
B. Brackney160-10-05130
R. Frazier161-12-20105
R. Hill141-22-40215
B. Fitzpatrick51-32-21024
Totals 25-5324-2831122378
 47.2%85.7% 
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Boston U.9-913-17198
American8-1017-16136
Holy Cross8-1014-16200
Navy8-1013-19252
Loyola-Md.7-1111-19270
Army6-1215-15235
 
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