Originally posted on College Hoops Journal  |  Last updated 1/19/12
Bethlehem, PA — It’s easy to look at the stat-sheet and see Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum’s gaudy scoring totals and think, “How can McCollum NOT be the Patriot League Player of the Year?” Then you watch McCollum and Bucknell’s Mike Muscala square off in the league’s highest profile conference matchup and it becomes clear: McCollum is a stud, but Muscala stands out on both ends of the floor. When the two stars were freshmen, McCollum landed the league’s Freshman and Player of the Year awards, but last season when Bucknell won the regular season title, Muscala grabbed the Player of the Year award. This year, both will likely finish one-two again with the winner likely come from the team that wins the league (likely Bucknell who has a stranglehold on the league at 4-0). In Wednesday night’s matchup, Muscala quietly led his Bison to a 68-61 victory, recording 20 points, 12 rebounds, and a couple of blocks. “After playing those guys from Michigan St, he [Muscala] ranks right there with them,” Leh
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