The Bucknellian

Men’s basketball struggles on the road in back-to-back games

Justin Schaumberger, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team saw their five-game winning streak snap at the hands of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. on Feb. 16 and suffered their second consecutive road loss to Colgate on Feb. 19.   The Bison trailed by four points with 90 seconds to go in the game against Holy Cross...

Mike Muscala ’13 traded from Philadelphia to L.A. Clippers

Elise Covert and Patrick Dempsey, Print Managing Co-Editor and Sports Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Alumni Update, Basketball, Men, SPORTS

In an early-morning blockbuster deal on Feb. 6, the Philadelphia 76ers traded Mike Muscala ’13 to the Los Angeles Clippers. Muscala, who is the University’s only alumnus to play in the NBA, was with the Sixers for under a season. He will go to L.A. along with teammates Landry Shamet and Wilson Chandler,...

Mackenzie’s career-high carries Bison to win over Lafayette

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team kept pace atop the Patriot League standings with a 94-66 win over Lafayette on Feb. 2 in Easton, Pa. Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 led the team with a career record of 31 points. The win improved the Bison’s overall record to 14-8 and 8-2 in conference play. After Lehigh...

Men’s basketball loses at American, beats Navy to regain first

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team saw their five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of American in a 76-68 loss on Jan. 26 in Washington, D.C. They bounced back with a 69-57 win against Navy in Sojka Pavilion on Jan. 30. The Orange and Blue move to an overall record of 13-8, 7-2 in the conference....

Through the Gates: Mike Muscala ’13

Through the Gates: Mike Muscala ’13

Patrick Dempsey and Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editors

January 24, 2019


Filed under Alumni Update, Basketball, Men, SPORTS

On the morning of Jan. 7, a 27-year-old from the suburbs of the Twin Cities in Minnesota walked into a training facility in Camden, N.J. to get ready for basketball practice. Equipped with pristine resources, including two regulation-size NBA courts, a training room, hydrotherapy pools, Gatorade...

Sotos scores last-second game-winner at Lehigh

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

Subheadline: Bison take sole possession of first place in Patriot League It is every young kid’s dream to win a basketball game for their team with a last-second shot. On Jan. 19 that dream became a reality for Jimmy Sotos ’21, as his layup banked in with 1.2 seconds left to give the Bison ...

Athlete of the Week: Jimmy Sotos ’21, Men’s Basketball

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Bison Athlete of the Week, Men, SPORTS

Jimmy Sotos ’21 clinched a last-second win for the men’s basketball team against Patriot League rival Lehigh on Jan. 19. As the seconds counted down, Sotos understood he “had to make a play and quickly.” The Bison’s starting guard sunk the game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining on the...

Strong second half leads men’s basketball to victory over Vermont

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The men’s basketball team overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat Vermont on Nov. 25, improving their record to 2-2. The Bison outscored the Catamounts 49-29 in the second half as they took the court for their first game in 12 days. Forward Nate Sestina ’19, who returned from a two-game absence,...

Men’s basketball drops first two home games of season

Men’s basketball drops first two home games of season

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team was unable to complete a huge second-half comeback in a narrow 60-58 loss to Fairfield on Nov. 10 at Sojka Pavilion in their home opener. The Bison erased a 10-point Fairfield halftime lead to tie the game at 58 when guard Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 converted a driving...

Men’s basketball looks to defend PL title with new and old stars

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

Coming off back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and winning seven of the last eight Patriot League regular-season titles, the Bison men’s basketball team appears prepared for another big season ahead. Over the summer, the team traveled to Europe to play games against teams from the Netherlands,...

Men’s basketball marches to the end

March 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor Coming off a dominant performance in the Patriot League Championship, the Bison men’s basketball team sought to continue their momentum, put on their dancing shoes, and compete in the NCAA tournament. The men ultimately fell to a tough third-seeded Michigan...

Men’s basketball headed to March Madness

Men’s basketball headed to March Madness

Elise Covert and Brittany Willwerth

March 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Sojka Pavilion was packed to capacity as the Bison men’s basketball team beat Colgate 83-54 on March 7 to secure their second straight Patriot League Championship and punch their ticket to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. It is the program’s sixth Patriot League title and their eighth March Madness appe...

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