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Cameron Ayers Headlines Patriot League Awards

Cameron Ayers of Bucknell has been named Patriot League Player of the Year. Ayers was joined on the Patriot League First Team by Dave Dudzinski, Maurice Watson, Kyle Wilson and Tony Wroblicky. Wroblicky was also named Defensive Player of the Year. Tim Kempton of Lehigh was named Rookie of the Year. Joining Kempton on the All-Rookie Team are Cedric Hankerson, Nick Linder, Tanner Omlid...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell surges past Boston U. 63-53

Cameron Ayers had 11 points and led a second-half surge in Bucknell's 63-53 road victory over Boston University on Sunday. Bucknell (14-13, 9-7 Patriot League) scored only 29 points in the first 29 minutes and trailed by seven points before it outscored Boston U. 34-17 to finish the game. Ayers started the run with a pair of free throws with 10:40 left and D.J. MacLeay'...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell takes down Army 73-61

Cameron Ayers scored 22 points and Bucknell avenged a loss to Army earlier in the season with a 73-61 win on Saturday night. Bucknell (12-13, 7-7 Patriot League) closed the game on an 18-9 run, which included nine straight points from Ayers, to pull away from Army (12-13, 8-6). Ayers hit a 3-pointer to break a tie at 52 and Bucknell did not surrender the lead from that point forward...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Balanced Bucknell attack beats Navy 78-57

Chris Hass scored 15 points to lead a balanced Bucknell attack as the Bison beat Navy 78-57 on Wednesday. Dom Hoffman added 14 points, all in the first half, as Bucknell (11-13, 6-7 Patriot League) built a 44-21 lead at halftime and cruised in the second half. Brian Fitzpatrick also had 14 and Cameron Ayers added 13. Those four starters combined to score 56 points. Bucknell'...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ayers, Bucknell defeat Colgate 79-68

Cameron Ayers scored 21 points, making 8 of 14 from the field, and Ben Brackney scored 11 with eight rebounds in leading Bucknell to a 79-68 victory over Colgate on Saturday. Colgate jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first half but the Bison quickly erased that deficit capped by a 3-pointer from Chris Haas in taking a 15-9 lead. Bucknell never trailed for the remainder of the game...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New faces, new style… but same results for Bucknell

Send to Kindle  Kaspar scorched the nets for a career-high 25 in Bucknell’s win over Penn State.   After three seasons at the summit, one could excuse the Patriot League coaches and SIDs for not knowing exactly how to forecast the 2013-14 edition of the Bucknell basketball squad. Having graduated three 1,000 point starters from a 28-6 NCAA qualifier, none of four players starting...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Mike Muscala

There may not be one single factor that influences his development, good and bad, during college as much as what school he decides to play for. It could be for many different reasons, but under the right circumstances, players could flourish well beyond expectations. Mike Muscala found the right fit for him at Bucknell, and now he is a few days away from hearing his name called at...
Via NBA Draft Blog
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Double-double center Muscala boosts Bucknell

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. The 11th-seeded...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

We've Got Your Fantasy Needs- March Madness & Baseball

March Madness is here. The tournament tips off this Thursday, March 21st. Click on this link to join our free Tourney Pick 'Em league run through Yahoo! I'm picking my alma mater, the Bucknell Bison, to go all the way. Don't forget to register for our Fantasy Baseball leagues too. Click on the Yahoo! image to the right and use the following information to join. Head-to...
Via More Hardball
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The development of Mike Muscala

Dave Paulsen's first year at the helm of Bucknell was a rough one. The Bison won four games in the Patriot League and seven total and finished their season by being knocked out of the opening round of the conference tourney. In his second year though, he had a 6-10, 210 pound freshman named Mike Muscala. That year Muscala averaged 10 points, 5 boards, and led the league in blocked...
Via Run the Floor
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Scouting Report - Mike Muscala

  Photo: Getty Images   Name:   Mike Muscala   Age:   21   School: Bucknell Height: 6’11    Weight: 239  Projected Position:    PF/C      2012-13 Stats (As of  1/20/13): 20.1 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.7 bpg, 1.9 tpg (31.9 minutes per game) 54.3 FG%, 80.4 FT%, 61.0 TS%, 13.1 OREB%, 20.8 DREB%, 20.8 TREB%, 22.9 AST%   ...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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Bucknell announcer loses it on routine layup

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...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Only a Patriot League title will do for Mike Muscala and Bucknell

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...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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