Scores

Final

Bucknell 65

(7-1, 3-1 away)

Columbia 57

(4-4, 1-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 1, 2012

Francis S. Levien Gymnasium, New York, New York

1 2 T
BUCK 25 4065
CLMB 32 2557

Top Performers

Bucknell: M. Muscala 29 Pts, 19 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Columbia: B. Barbour 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Bucknell 65, Columbia 57

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mike Muscala recorded his sixth double-double of the season and Bucknell used a big second-half run to rally and beat Columbia 65-57 Saturday in a nonconference matchup.

Muscala scored a season-high 29 points and pulled down a career-best 19 rebounds for Bucknell (6-1), who shot 51.7 percent (15 of 29) in the second half.

Columbia (4-3) opened the game on a 25-8 run but Bucknell held the Lions to just two field goals the rest of the half to trail 32-25 at intermission.

The Lions pushed their lead to 44-34 at the 14:29 mark of the second half, but Muscala converted a free throw, layup and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions and Joe Willman added a jumper to cut the deficit to 44-41.

Bucknell took its first lead of the half, 47-46, behind a Muscala jumper and outscored Columbia 18-11 over the final 7 minutes to put the game away.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUCK
CLMB
Points 65 57
FG Made-Attempted 25-63 (.397) 19-57 (.333)
3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 4-16 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 12-20 (.600) 15-15 (1.000)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 7

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