BALTIMORE -- Mike Muscala scored 29 points and Bucknell took control late in the first half, going on to defeat Loyola (Md.) 66-46 in a nonconference game Friday night.
The Bison (12-2) have equaled the best start in their program's history, matching the 1983-84 and 1901-02 teams.
Muscala, a senior forward, moved into a third-place tie on Bucknell's career scoring list. He and Mike Bright (1989-93) have 1,670 points. His eight rebounds give him 864 for his career, moving past Mike Butts (1985-89) for fifth with the Bison.
The Greyhounds (9-4) led 18-14 with 9:15 left in the first half but were outscored 20-5 the remainder of the half. The Bison led by double digits throughout the second half.
Dylon Cormier scored 13 points to lead Loyola in the matchup, which for the fourth straight year was played on Dec. 28.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.