MIKE MUSCALA NEWS

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...
Via College Chalktalk
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

There was a ton of uncertainty heading into the 2013 NBA Draft and things were definitely wild as the picks unfolded beginning at the top with the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting Anthony Bennett.  Here are my Eastern Conference 2013 NBA Draft grades.  Click here to see my pick-by-pick grades. Atlanta Hawks C 16. Lucas Nogueira, C, Brazil 17. Dennis Schroeder, PG, Germany 44. Mike...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Hawks Draft Grades

Atlanta Hawks: Hawks Draft Grades By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher at HoopStuff Pick 16: Lucas Norgueria- C- Brazil - After a few maneuvers, the Hawks ended up with Nogueira, who has excellent defensive potential and could be the long-term center they have needed for years, in order to move Al Horford to power forward. He is not ready to start yet, but he is very athletic and...
Via HoopStuff
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs take Muscala with pick headed to Hawks

The Dallas Mavericks have selected Bucknell center Mike Muscala with the 44th pick in the NBA draft, a choice that's headed to Atlanta in a trade. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Dallas sent the 44th pick and 2012 first-rounder Jared Cunningham to the Hawks for the rights to the 18th choice, Miami point guard Shane Larkin, on Thursday night...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Knicks Basketball: Draft Sleepers and Free Agents

By Kenneth Teape The NBA Draft is set to take place June 27th and is quickly approaching, as it is right around the corner. Here are some players that may not be lottery picks but have been turning some heads in NBA circles at tryouts and workouts. These are players that with some luck could find themselves sneaking into the second round to be picked or even moving up to the end...
Via Knickswag
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Clippers continue to work out potential draft picks

The Clippers held their third group workout of prospects training for the NBA Draft on Friday. After working out a groups of wing players and separate group of point guards over the course of the past two weeks, the team brought in a mixed-position group Friday that comprised big men Mike Muscala (Bucknell), Grant Jerrett (Arizona), Colton Iverson (Colorado State) and Brandon Davies...
Via Fox Sports West
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell extends Paulsen's contract

Bucknell coach Dave Paulsen has been rewarded for taking the program to its second NCAA tournament in three seasons with a five-year contract extension. The deal announced Thursday morning keeps Paulsen under contract in Lewisburg through the 2017-18 season. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Bison finished 28-6 this year to set school and Patriot League records for victories...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler sees bit of self in game against Bucknell

Before Butler can move forward, it has a date with its past. Card-carrying members of the college basketball elite after joining the Big East on Wednesday, the sixth-seeded Bulldogs (26-8) are long removed from their days as the cute and cuddly upset specialists in the NCAA tournament. That role now belongs to the likes of Bucknell, which faces Butler in the NCAA tournament'...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell-Butler Preview

Before Butler can move forward, it has a date with its past. Card-carrying members of the college basketball elite after joining the Big East on Wednesday, the sixth-seeded Bulldogs (26-8) are long removed from their days as the cute and cuddly upset specialists in the NCAA tournament. That role now belongs to the likes of Bucknell, which faces Butler in the NCAA tournament'...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 March Madness – East Region (First Weekend)

Quite frankly, the East region is pretty boring. Sure, it features preseason favorite Indiana, and a team no one was talking about in the preseason, the Miami Hurricanes. But besides those teams, I find little that interesting on this side of the bracket. The higher seeded teams appear to be clearly better than their opponents, so I expect mostly chalk to rule the day in the East...
Via The Victory Formation
March 20, 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...
Via Fox Sports
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

East Breakdown: 2013 NCAA Tournament

Indiana didn’t get to play at home in Indianapolis but still there are the #1 seed in the East region. Check out my breakdown of the East region below. Top 5 Players 1. Cody Zeller (Indiana) 2. Shane Larkin (Miami) 3. Anthony Bennett (UNLV) 4. Allen Crabbe (Cal) 5. Victor Oladipo (Indiana) 3 Stars you haven’t heard much about 1. Khalif Wyatt (Temple) 2. Mike Muscala (Bucknell...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lafayette falls 64-56 to Bucknell in Patriot final

Tony Johnson sank low in his chair after a loss in the Patriot League final to Bucknell, as if he were trying to hide behind a microphone. The shots weren't falling Wednesday night for Lafayette's quick point guard, unlike during the seven-game winning streak that helped the Leopards storm into the tournament championship game. The run came to an end against defensive-minded...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell 64, Lafayette 56

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell 78, Army 70

Mike Muscala scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and hit clutch free throws to lead Bucknell to a 78-70 victory over Army Saturday in a Patriot League tournament semifinal. The Bison (27-5), the regular-season champ, reached its third straight final and will play Lafayette Wednesday night. Bucknell, which won its sixth straight, led 36-31 at halftime. But Army (16-15) drew within...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell 58, Navy 42

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Muscala Named Patriot League Player Of The Year

Bucknell's Mike Muscala won POY and DPOY honors in the Patriot League.
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

This Year’s Final Four Will Be…

It’s always difficult to predict the four teams out of 68 capable of making it deep in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament we refer to as March Madness. There’s always a bracket busting team that takes out a top competitor or even a Cinderella story making it to the Sweet 16 or even further. However, this year may be a little different and actually attending the games might...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Biggest Bracket Busters – March Madness

March Madness is just around the corner and many smaller schools are poised to knock off a big name opponent if they get into the tournament. Fans get to watch these upsets unfold every year as nail-biting games develop leading to last second shots, overtime games and plenty of surprises. This makes it hard to pick the right teams when filling out your bracket, a tournament must...
Via Total Sports Blog
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell 66, American U. 47

Mike Muscala scored 21 points as Bucknell dispatched American University 66-47 Wednesday night to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Patriot League Tournament for a record fifth time and become the first team in conference history to win three straight outright regular-season titles. The Bison (24-5, 11-2), who escaped with a 56-55 win over the Eagles on Jan. 30, are tied for fourth-most...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Midpoint of Patriot League season offers as many questions as answers

The road to the Patriot League title will likely go through Bucknell and Lehigh again in 2013. (Credit: Keith Gary) With Boston University and Loyola (Md.) joining the Patriot League beginning with the 2013-14 season, the basketball teams are enjoying what will likely be the last mid-season bye week that has typically been built in to the 14-game schedule. This brief respite offers...
Via College Chalktalk
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Strait Talk: Louisville big NSD loser? POY from South Dakota State?

We are back with Strait Talk and our buddy from the north Indiana Vince is fired up…and I’m sensing a little anger after another Indiana loss. With another National Signing Day in the books, big winners and losers? Indiana Vince I believe Ohio State did well this year. Urban is building a winner and added a great defensive back in Vonn Bell he also beefed up his running core...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell 60, Army 58

Cameron Ayers scored 19 points and Mike Muscala posted his fourth straight double-double to help Bucknell outlast Army 60-58 Saturday for its fourth consecutive win. Muscala finished with 12 points and 10 boards while Bryan Johnson tallied 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Bison (20-4, 7-1 Patriot League), who won despite not scoring a basket in the final two minutes...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell 69, Navy 54

Bryson Johnson scored a season-high 20 points while Mike Muscala added 11 points and matched his career best of 19 rebounds to help Patriot League leader Bucknell defeat Navy 69-54 Saturday night for its third straight win. Johnson hit four of his six 3-pointers as the Bison (19-4, 6-1) took a 21-8 lead. Bucknell expanded its lead to 16 before taking a 34-22 cushion into halftime...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell 56, American U. 55

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  |  Discuss
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