LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Brian Fitzpatrick scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half on Saturday to help rally Bucknell to a 57-52 comeback win over Columbia.
Fitzpatrick opened the second half with two quick layups and Bucknell (5-4) took a 26-25 lead, but Columbia fought back and the lead changed hands four more times until Hill's layup with 31 seconds to go gave Bucknell a 54-50 edge. Isaac Cohen's layup made it a 2-point game, but Bucknell's Cameron Ayers made three free throws in the final 19 seconds to clinch the win.
Chris Haas scored 14 for Bucknell and Ayers added 11.
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