Scores

Final

Bucknell 56

(16-13, 11-7 Patriot)

American U 51

(17-12, 13-5 Patriot)

    2:00 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    Bender Arena, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    BUCK 27 2956
    AMER 24 2751

    Top Performers

    Bucknell: C. Starkey 9 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl

    American: J. Reed 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Bucknell edges cold-shooting American 56-51

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON -- 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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUCK
    AMER
    Points 56 51
    FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 19-56 (.339)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-9 (.222) 5-25 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 8-10 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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