Scores

Final

Marist 65

(4-7, 1-1 MAAC)

Bucknell 71

(11-1, 5-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 19, 2012

    Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    MRST 37 2865
    BUCK 37 3471

    Top Performers

    Marist: J. Bowie 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Bucknell: M. Muscala 26 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 5 Blk

    Bucknell 71, Marist 65

    Associated Press

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Mike Muscala turned in his seventh double-double of the season and Bucknell extended its winning streak to six games with a 71-65 nonconference win over Marist Wednesday night.

    The Bison's 11-1 start is the program's best since beginning 12-0 in 1907-08.

    Muscala scored 26 points, nabbed 13 rebounds and blocked five shots. The senior was 12 of 13 from the foul line and hit 7 of 15 from the field.

    Joe Willman added 15 points for Bucknell.

    Jay Bowie and Devin Price led Marist (4-7) with 13 points each.

    Marist used a 13-2 run to lead 56-51 after Price's jumper with 8:51 left, but then Muscala scored six straight points to pull Bucknell ahead 57-56. Bowie hit two free throws for Marist, but then Bucknell's Cameron Ayers hit one free throw, Bryson Johnson made two more and Ayers drained a 3 to put the Bison up for good.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MRST
    BUCK
    Points 65 71
    FG Made-Attempted 22-60 (.367) 23-56 (.411)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-17 (.941) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 7

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    Research Notes

    Mike Muscala had 26 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks Wednesday in Bucknell's win against Marist. The only other player to record 25+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ blocks this season was Martin Seiferth of Eastern Washington. He had 27 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks against CS Northridge on Nov. 12.

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