Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help second-seeded Michigan State hold on for an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Reigning champ North Carolina and trendy favorite Michigan State begin their tournament runs, while New Mexico State, Butler and Murray State look to become this year's Cinderellas.
Stephen Brown scored 22 points and reserve Nate Sestina added 16 as Bucknell won its second straight Patriot League Tournament championship with an 83-54 victory over Colgate on Wednesday night.
Stephen Brown scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half and regular-season champion Bucknell cruised into the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament with a 90-59 win over fifth-seeded Boston University on Sunday.
Zach Thomas notched his 14th double-double of the season with 27 points and 11 rebounds and top-seeded Bucknell survived upset-minded No. 8 seed Loyola (MD) 83-78 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament.
Nana Foulland and Zach Thomas combined for 36 points as Bucknell swamped American 80-61 on Saturday afternoon in preparation for the Patriot League Tournament which begins Tuesday.
Zach Thomas scored 23 points, tying a school record with his 16th 20-point game, Stephen Brown added 25 points and Bucknell cruised past Navy 85-61 Wednesday night with each team already assured of a top spot in the upcoming Patriot League playoffs.
Nana Foulland had 21 points and nine rebounds, Zach Thomas added 15 points and Bucknell held off Holy Cross 68-67 on Saturday as neither team made a field goal in overtime.
Stephen Brown scored 20 points, Zach Thomas had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Bucknell routed Loyola (Md.) 94-53 on Wednesday night to clinch the Patriot League regular season title.
Kimbal Mackenzie scored six of his 11 points in the final 21 seconds, including the winning 3-pointer as time expired, to help Bucknell rally for a 65-64 win over Colgate on Monday night.
Pat Andree had 24 points, Jordan Cohen added a career-high 21 and Lehigh snapped Bucknell's 10-game win streak 92-89 in overtime on Monday night.
Zach Thomas scored 20 points and Stephen Brown scored 14 and Bucknell beat Lafayette 74-59 on Saturday night.
Zach Thomas had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kimbal Mackenzie converted a key 4-point play in overtime and Bucknell beat Army 83-71 on Wednesday night.
Stephen Brown scored 21 points and Bucknell avenged its last loss and opened a two-game lead atop the Patriot League with a 91-79 win over Boston University on Sunday.
Stephen Brown scored a career-high 27 points with seven 3-pointers and Bucknell beat Navy 87-67 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight victory.
Zach Thomas scored 18 points with six rebounds and Bucknell beat Holy Cross 77-56 on Saturday to extend its winning streak to six.
Zach Thomas scored 25 points, made four of Bucknell's eight free throws in the last 50 seconds to hold off Loyola 78-70 and the Bison took over sole possession of first place in the Patriot League Wednesday night.
Zach Thomas had 17 points and 15 rebounds, Nana Foulland scored 13 and grabbed 11 boards and Bucknell beat Colgate 63-51 on Monday night for its fourth consecutive win.
Stephen Brown matched his career high with 23 points, Zach Thomas had 13 and Nana Foulland added 12 as Bucknell raced ahead of Lehigh in the second half to take a 78-65 win on Thursday night.
Zach Thomas scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Nana Foulland had 20 points, 11 boards and three blocks, and Bucknell beat Lafayette 80-75 in overtime on Monday night.
Stephen Brown had 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 3 of 6 from 3-point range to help Bucknell beat Army 83-66 on Friday night.
Cedric Hankerson scored 21 points, and Javante McCoy made key free throws late to help Boston University beat Bucknell 84-79 on Tuesday night.