LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Mike Muscala scored 21 points as Bucknell dispatched American University 66-47 Wednesday night to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Patriot League Tournament for a record fifth time and become the first team in conference history to win three straight outright regular-season titles.
The Bison (24-5, 11-2), who escaped with a 56-55 win over the Eagles on Jan. 30, are tied for fourth-most wins in program history.
Bucknell led 29-20 at halftime. American got within five twice in the second half, the last time at 38-33 with 13:07 left, then Joe Willman made two free throws and Muscala scored on a three-point play to end the threat.
Tony Wroblicky's 13 points led the Eagles (10-18, 5-8), who have dropped three straight games.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.