Men’s Basketball falls at Boston after strong first half

Hugh Straine, Staff Writer

Bison Men’s Basketball couldn’t close out a victory at Boston University this past Saturday, despite a strong first half in which Bucknell led 35-31. 

The Orange and Blue were held to 26 points in the second half, and let up 46 to Boston en route to a 77-61 loss.

Foul trouble became an issue, as the Bison fouled the Terriers 16 times, leading to a 21-29 performance from the charity stripe. Bucknell shot 10-16 from the line as a team.

Alex Timmermann ’23 was the leading scorer for Bucknell, racking up 13 points to go along with 11 rebounds, four of those coming on the offensive glass.

In their win over American earlier this week, the Bison shot 10-16 from beyond the arc, five of those credited to Jack Forrest ’24. Against Boston this weekend, Bucknell was ice cold, shooting 5-20 from three point range and 42.6 percent from the field overall.

The Terries brought the defensive pressure all game, forcing 12 Bucknell turnovers while turning it over only four times themselves.

Next week, the Orange and Blue will face Lafayette on Feb. 25 before competing in the Patriot League Championships the week of Feb. 26.

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