One of Bucknell center Mike Muscala's crowning achievements this season took place far from the basketball court.
Never mind that the 6-foot-11 senior is the only player in Division I to average 18 points and 11 rebounds a game, or that he leads the NCAA with 22 double-doubles. Making the dean's list is pretty impressive, too.
For now, the books can wait.
Mike Muscala scored six of his 20 points during a decisive second-half stretch to help Bucknell capture its second NCAA tournament berth in three seasons with a 64-56 win over Lafayette on Wednesday night in the Patriot League title game.
Joe Willman had 14 points and eight boards to form a potent frontcourt duo with Muscala, the conference player of the year for the top-seeded...
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March 13, 2013
Mike Muscala posted a double-double to lead top-seeded Bucknell past eighth-seeded Navy 58-42 Wednesday night in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League tournament.
Muscala, who was recently named the Patriot League Play of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Bucknell (26-5) opened on an 11-3 run and maintained that advantage...
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March 06, 2013
Bucknell's Mike Muscala won POY and DPOY honors in the Patriot League.
Mike Muscala posted his 15th double-double of the season and hit the game-winning shot with .8 seconds left to power Bucknell to its 8th straight win over American University, 66-65 Wednesday night.
Muscala, who leads the nation in double-doubles and is the only Division-I player averaging over 18 points and 11 rebounds, finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three...
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January 31, 2013
Muscala does it all for Bucknell. (Credit: Marc Hagemeier)
What is so special about a Cinderella story? Is it the general perception that people are obsessed with upsets? What about the notion that smaller schools (and thus, lesser opportunities for scholarships) have the ability to captivate an audience more-so than a larger, boring school? The great thing about the NCAA...
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The above clip comes to us from an early season college basketball game between Dartmouth and Bucknell in late November. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn't be of any significant note, but just listen to how the Bucknell announcer describes a routine lay in by former Patriot League player of the year Mike Muscala early in the second half. Listen... then slowly back...
Assuming a healthy senior season, Bucknell center Mike Muscala will leave the Lewisburg, Pa. school with his mark all over the Bison record book.
(Credit: Marc Hagemeier)
Entering the year with 1,399 points and 715 rebounds, he has a reasonable chance to finish as the program’s all-time leading scorer (Al Leslie scored 1,973 points from 1977-1981) and an outside shot at finishing...