Scores

Final

Bucknell 79

(13-6, 3-0 Patriot)

Lafayette 65

(7-11, 2-1 Patriot)

1:00 PM ET, January 14, 2012

Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
BUCK 34 4579
LAF 30 3565

Top Performers

Bucknell: M. Muscala 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Lafayette: R. Willen 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Bucknell 79, Lafayette 65

Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. -- Mike Muscala scored a season-high 27 points and Bucknell defeated Lafayette 79-65 on Saturday for its fifth straight win.

The Bison shot 57.7 percent (30 of 52) from the field. Muscala led the way, making 9 of 13 shots. The Bison also made all 15 of their free throw attempts.

Cameron Ayers added 15 points for the Bison (13-6, 3-0 Patriot League), who have won four straight against Lafayette and 13 conference games in a row.

Bucknell began the second half on a 9-2 run to lead 43-32 with 16:48 to play. The Bison grabbed their biggest lead at 66-52 with 6:40 left and kept the advantage in double-digits the rest of the way.

Seth Hinrichs scored 17 points, Ryan Willen added 14 and Jim Mowser had 10 for the Leopards (7-11, 2-1). Willen became the 13th Lafayette player to have 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUCK
LAF
Points 79 65
FG Made-Attempted 30-52 (.577) 23-50 (.460)
3P Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 8-21 (.381)
FT Made-Attempted 15-15 (1.000) 11-15 (.733)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 2

2011-12 Season

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