LORETTO, Pa. -- Mike Muscala posted 12 points and seven boards as Bucknell routed St. Francis (Pa.) 76-49 Monday.
Bucknell held St. Francis to just one field goal over the game's first 6:10 as the Bison took an early 11-2 lead. St. Francis cut the deficit to 19-14 behind two Earl Brown free throws, but Johnson hit two 3-pointers, Willman made a layup and then Ayers converted two treys to put Bucknell up for good, 30-14.
St. Francis (0-9) shot 30 percent (16-for-54) and tallied its lowest scoring output of the season.
Bucknell has only allowed two opponents to shoot above 40 percent this season and has held its last nine opponents to 34.3 percent (172 of 501).
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.