Scores

Final

Army 70

(16-15, 8-6 Patriot)

Bucknell 78

(27-5, 12-2 Patriot)

    Coverage: CCSN

    4:30 PM ET, March 9, 2013

    Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    ARMY 31 3970
    BUCK 36 4278

    Top Performers

    Army: K. Wilson 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Bucknell: M. Muscala 21 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Bucknell 78, Army 70

    Associated Press

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Mike Muscala scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and hit clutch free throws to lead Bucknell to a 78-70 victory over Army Saturday in a Patriot League tournament semifinal.

    The Bison (27-5), the regular-season champ, reached its third straight final and will play Lafayette Wednesday night.

    Bucknell, which won its sixth straight, led 36-31 at halftime. But Army (16-15) drew within 57-55 behind Kyle Wilson (21 points) and Kevin Ferguson and Larry Toomey (11 apiece). Wilson's layup and a foul shot would give the Black Knights a 61-59 lead.

    But the Bison went on a 10-1 run, including a 3-pointer by Bryson Johnson and Muscala's 5 free throws, to lead 69-62. Bucknell hit 9 of 10 foul shots to ice it.

    Muscala, the two-time Patriot Player of the Year, surpassed the 2,000 career-point mark. He now has 2,007.

    Cameron Ayers scored 19 points for Bucknell and Johnson added 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARMY
    BUCK
    Points 70 78
    FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-35 (.771) 24-28 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 9

    2012-13 Season

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