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Men's basketball falls to Nevada in NIT to end season

Cooper Sutton

Editor-in-Chief

 

Despite a record-tying double-double by Mike Muscala ’13, the men’s basketball team fell in the second round of the NIT to fifth-ranked Nevada, 75-67.

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Muscala’s 25 points and 15 rebounds gave him his 16th double-double of the season, tying the program record for most double-doubles in one season. The only other Bison player to score over six points was Cameron Ayers ’14 (21 points).

The Orange and Blue got in a hole early, giving up the first six points. They trailed the entire game—by as much as 12 at the beginning second half and by as little as three with only 36 seconds left in the game.

Nevada’s Olek Czyz paced the scoring for the Wolfpack with 24 points, but Nevada saw a solid team effort in scoring with every player but one putting points on the board.

The Bison could not boast the same statistics, as Bryson Johnson ’13 (1-7 from three point range), Bryan Cohen ’12 and Joe Willman ’13 all scored six points. The only other Bison scorer was Ben Brackney ’14, who put up three points.

The loss to Nevada marks the final game of the season for the men’s basketball team. The Bison will lose Cohen and Enoch Andoh ’12 to graduation this year, but should return four out of their five starters next year.

This season has seen many milestones for the team, which reached 25 wins for only the third time in program history, was invited to the NIT for the first time, and saw three players reach 1,000 career points.

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  • M

    mr.princeApr 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

    thank you!

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  • C

    ClonesApr 8, 2012 at 8:49 am

    congrats for the 25 wins, I am really very happy

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  • S

    Sameer ManasApr 7, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Three players at least made it. Next year things might be different. They shouldn’t loose hope on a win

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  • S

    stroitelistvoApr 7, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Looking forward to see more wins.Congrats for 25 wins.

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  • H

    hong kong massageApr 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    It makes me remember my basketball career.

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  • M

    ManGeApr 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    “25 points and 15 rebounds”, Wow, that was insane. Too bad the end result was: Bucknell 67 – Nevada 75.

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  • M

    michelle the iphone loverApr 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Muscala was great… Its was nice to see the rebounds by muscala

    🙂

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  • B

    buzzsthApr 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

    25 wins – great job:)

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  • D

    dane domainApr 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

    shame i was backing them to go all the way this season especially with Muscala in the team , but never mind always next year .

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  • J

    JoomlaApr 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Bravo Mike Muscala. You are the real Hero. Congrats for 25 wins.

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  • D

    DISCApr 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

    “25 points and 15 rebounds”, Wow, that was insane. Too bad the end result was: Bucknell 67 – Nevada 75.
    Mike Muscala was doing great though.

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    ToddApr 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I agree with victoria ,
    I was ROOTING for them big time.
    But i got highly dissapointed.
    hope next year they bring home the trophy!

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  • D

    David GiangApr 2, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Agree with karina, lets hope that after his 25 victories and highlight the team 🙂

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  • P

    pinoy tech blogApr 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Mike Muscala is such a powerhouse. Keep on the burning desire to win. You have many supporters.

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  • V

    VishalMar 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

    congrats for the 25 wins

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    victoria alexMar 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

    shame i was backing them to go all the way this season especially with Muscala in the team , but never mind always next year .

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    zumaMar 30, 2012 at 6:03 am

    This season has seen many milestones for the team, which reached 25 wins for only the third time in program history, was invited to the NIT for the first time, and saw three players reach 1,000 career points.

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  • F

    Future Shape ReviewsMar 30, 2012 at 4:34 am

    WOW 25 Victories is a great way to showcase the team and would be great motivational for others as well.

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  • L

    Lucy WhiteMar 30, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Well, you can’t always get to win. At least three players reach their turning points.

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  • S

    SteveMar 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Looking forward to see more wins.

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  • M

    MLM Training SecretsMar 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    WOW looks like you guys had an awesome season, I love the game of basketball, 25 victories is good i know you guys will rock next season

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  • J

    Jeff KellyMar 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

    The Orange and Blue were behind early but they showed some intestinal fortitude by hanging in and actually close enough to win it towards the end. Spirited ending with hope for next year.

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    karina juarezMar 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I hope that after his 25 victories one can achieve a more important position and highlight the team

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