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Men’s Basketball falls at Colgate

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Lauren Medeiros, Photography Co-Editor / The Bucknellian

Men’s Basketball traveled to Colgate this past weekend to take on the Raiders amid a two-game skid. It was another tough shooting night for the Bison, ultimately costing them them the victory.

The Orange and Blue shot 31% from the field as a team and went 5-24 from three-point range. As a team shooting 36% from three, the third best from three-point range in the Patriot League, the Bison struggled to score without the outside shots falling.

Between Colgate’s ranking atop the Patriot League in three-point defense and the Bison’s struggles in the paint, it was a frustrating offensive contest for the Orange & Blue.

Besides Jack Forrest ’24, who had a game-high 14 points, only one other Bison scored in double figures. Elvin Edmonds IV ’25 had 10, and the rest of the team combined for 26 points.

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As a middle-of-the-pack team defensively in the Patriot League, the Bison did a great job containing the Raiders. Colgate shoots almost 40% as a team from the three-point range, and the Bison held them to just 3-18 from beyond the arc. The Bison held the Raiders to just 43% shooting as a team, a team that has a 53% effective field goal percentage on the season.

Holding Colgate to 62 points was a huge victory for John Griffin III and the Bison, they just failed to hit shots to match their defense. 

The Bison lost the paint battle 38-26 and gave up 18 points to Colgate off of their 10 turnovers. It was just simple self-imposed mistakes that cost the Bison this one.

This game brought the Orange and Blue to a 7-7 conference record on the season, and a tie for fourth place in the conference standings with Lehigh. Unfortunately, the Bison suffered a crushing loss against Holy Cross, with a final score of 73-59.

Next up, the Bison face off against Army at home on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.

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