Bucknell vs American

Bucknell edges cold-shooting American 56-51


  •  

WASHINGTON (AP) Cory Starkey collared two key rebounds and scored three points in the final 40 seconds to preserve Bucknell's 56-51 upset of American Saturday.

Starkey grabbed a rebound and scored with 40 seconds left, then grabbed a defensive board and hit a free throw after American's John Schoof missed a 3-pointer.

Cold-shooting American (17-12, 13-5 Patriot), hit 33.9 percent and had its title hopes dashed.

After eight lead changes in the first 13 minutes, back-to-back 3-pointers by Cameron Ayers and John Azzinaro lifted Bucknell (16-13, 11-7) into the lead and the Bison held a narrow advantage the rest of the way.

American was never out of range, closing to 51-49 on a pair of Jesse Reed free throws with 1:11 to play. Reed scored 16 but top scorers Schoof and Darius Gardner were held to 2 and 6.

Chris Hass led Bucknell with 15 points. Starkey added 9 with 11 boards.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Bucknell (16-13) «272956
American (17-12)242751

Related Video

January 22, 2017
Gary Parrish on Arizona (0:58)
 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell7-115-697
Lehigh5-311-8109
Boston U.5-310-10198
Navy5-310-10215
Holy Cross4-310-10185
Colgate4-46-15296
Loyola-Md.3-59-10150
American2-55-13311
Army West Point2-68-12264
Lafayette2-66-13315
 
Other games
CINCY 45 Final
UCONN 51
MOST 45 Final
WICH 68
LOU 66 Final
MEMP 72
UNC 60 Final
VT 56
ILL 53 Final
MIST 46
LSU 61 Final
FLA 79
TEXAS 65 Final
OKLA 77
UCF 55 Final
SMU 70
SYR 56 Final
UVA 75
CREI 69 Final
XAV 75
STL 56 Final
VCU 67
MINN 56 Final
MICH 66
UK 67 Final
SC 72
IAST 73 Final
KSU 80
KAN 65 Final
OKST 72
SDSU 82 Final
FRESNO 67