EASTON, Pa. -- Tony Johnson's jumper with 6 seconds remaining lifted Lafayette to a 63-62 come-from-behind win over Patriot League-leading Bucknell on Saturday, snapping the Bison's five-game winning streak and splitting the season series.
Seth Hinrichs scored 20 points and Johnson added 17 for the Leopards (13-14, 6-4) who trailed by 11 early in the second half. After Lafayette took a 59-57 lead with 3:22 left, Cameron Ayers' 3-pointer and jumper pushed Bucknell back in front.Johnson's layup with 50 seconds remaining made it 62-61. After the Bison's Ben Brackney missed a trey, Joey Ptasinski rebounded, setting up Johnson for the game-winner. Ayers missed a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left.Mike Muscala matched his season high with 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Bucknell, while Ayers scored 20 points.The Bison (21-5, 8-2), who beat the Leopards 66-51 on Jan. 19, remain tied for first in the Patriot League with Lehigh.
Bucknell's Mike Muscala had 29 points and 15 rebounds on Saturday against Lafayette. Muscala has three games with at least 25 points and 15 rebounds, more than any other player in Division I this season.