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Bison men’s basketball advance to quarterfinals in Patriot League tournament

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

March 5, 2020

On Saturday, March 29, the Bison traveled to Boston University in hopes of closing out their regular season with a win against the Terriers. Despite their efforts, the Bison fell to the Terriers with a final score of 74-71. The first half consisted of multiple lead changes. The Bison pulled ahead...

Bison fall to Lehigh, but look forward to Senior Night in Sojka

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

February 27, 2020

Fresh off of a two-game win streak, the Bison men’s basketball team was unable to keep up the momentum, falling to Lehigh with a final score of 69-60 on Sunday’s game at Lehigh. The Orange and Blue shot 39.3 percent while Lehigh found more success with a 46 percent average overall. The Mountain...

Bison win back-to-back games in Patriot League play

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 15, the Bison took on American University, looking to improve their record in the Patriot League. With a tough fight, the Bison were able to do just that, winning the game 72-68. In the opening minutes, American took an early lead. However, the Bison were able to respond. John Meeks ’21...

Men’s basketball falls to Greyhounds, heads back to MD to face Navy

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Bison traveled to Baltimore, Md. to take on the Loyola Greyhounds. The Bison fought hard to recover from an early deficit against Loyola, but could not complete the comeback. The final score of the game was 78-65 in favor of the Greyhounds. Despite their fight, the Bison trailed...

Men’s basketball drops back-to-back games

Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer

February 7, 2020

On Feb. 1, the Bison men’s basketball team fought a tough battle against Boston University, ultimately falling by a score of 77-57. Avi Toomer ’20 led the team’s efforts with 16 points, while Andrew Funk ’22 and Jimmy Sotos ’21 collected 11 and 10 points, respectively. Two days later, the team...

Bison top Loyola in shootout at home

Bison top Loyola in shootout at home

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

January 30, 2020

On Jan. 25, the Bucknell Bison defeated Loyola, 98-83 at home. The Greyhounds had the lead for the majority of the first half, but the Bison were able to take a 42-41 into halftime. Avi Toomer ’20, Bruce Moore ’20 and John Meeks ’21 contributed to the lead after they re-entered the game from the...

Men’s basketball topples Lehigh & gives Colgate a challenge in PL play

Men’s basketball topples Lehigh & gives Colgate a challenge in PL play

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

January 23, 2020

The last several days have been hectic for the Bison men’s basketball team, as they faced two tough Patriot League opponents within a span of three days. The Bison demolished Lehigh on Jan. 18 before having a quick turnaround to play Colgate only two days later, which resulted in a loss. The Bison...

Men’s basketball competes in NIT Season Tip-Off

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

December 4, 2019

On Nov. 23, the Bison men’s basketball team traveled to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on the Syracuse Orange. Syracuse was dangerous on offense, shooting 56 percent and making 14 out of 29 3-pointers. Despite the Bison’s fight, they were unable to take a win home with them, concluding the game with a fina...

Men’s basketball drops two straight games on road

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

The Bison men’s basketball team lost a nail-biter against Canisius, 83-81, on Nov. 16. In a back-and-forth game that featured 16 lead changes and 12 ties, the Golden Griffins won on a last-second layup to put them ahead. The Bison led the game 39-38 at the end of the first half, hitting eight three-pointers....

Bison drops home opener to Vermont, defeat Hofstra

Sarah Hazard, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 10, the Bison men’s basketball team fell to the Vermont Catamounts by a final score of 66-63 in their season home-opener. Then on Nov. 13, the Bison earned their first home win of the season over Hofstra by a score of 86-71.  The Bison battled throughout the first half in a back-and-forth con...

Men’s basketball beats Fairfield in season opener

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

November 8, 2019

On Nov. 5, the Bison men’s basketball team traveled to Bridgeport, Ct. to face Fairfield for their first game of the 2019-2020 season. After leading for most of the second half, the Bison faced pressure when their 64-49 lead was cut to 64-62 with only 30 seconds left after Fairfield scored 13 unanswered...

Sestina to join Kentucky basketball as a graduate transfer

Nate Sestina ’19 recently announced that he will be using a fifth year of eligibility at Kentucky University.

Justin Schaumberger, Senior Writer

April 11, 2019

Bison men’s basketball forward Nate Sestina ’19 announced on Twitter on April 4 that he has committed to play his final year of college basketball at the University of Kentucky as a graduate transfer. After redshirting his first year as a Bison due to shoulder surgery, Sestina will graduate in May...

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