Lehigh vs. Bucknell: Full Game Preview

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Lehigh vs. Bucknell: Full Game Preview
Lehigh
(13-4, 5-3 away)
Bucknell
(16-3, 9-0 home)
Venue: Sojka Pavilion
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Lehigh C McCollum 23.9 H Greiner 6.6 M McKnight 5.0
Bucknell M Muscala 20.1 M Muscala 11.2 M Muscala 2.9

On Wednesday, Lehigh travels to Sojka Pavilion to take on Bucknell. It takes place at 6:00 EST. The Mountain Hawks are 4-6 against the Bison over the last four years. The last time they met (3/7/2012) they won 82-77.

Bucknell and Lehigh are tied for 1st in the conference. Lehigh is rolling, currently on a four-game winning streak.

In a 60-45 beatdown of Colgate on January 19th, Mackey McKnight put up 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Mountain Hawks. He leads the team in assists with 5.0 per game and steals with 1.8 per game. For the Bison, Mike Muscala put up 27 points and 15 rebounds in the 66-51 blowout of Lafayette on January 19th. He contributes a team-leading 20.1 points per game, 11.2 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. The Four Factors in which Bucknell stands out are turnover percentage at 15.1 and defensive rebounding percentage at 74.0.

Bucknell StatSmack

  • Lehigh has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.636 to 0.576).
  • The Lehigh steals leader (Holden Greiner) has more steals than the Bucknell steals leader (Joe Willman).
  • At least you keep showing up. Lehigh has an average margin of victory of 8 over Bucknell in 26 wins since 1980.
  • CJ McCollum is ranked 7th nationally in points, 5th in the Patriot in three-pointers, 9th in the Patriot in assists, and 4th in the Patriot in steals.
  • Holden Greiner is ranked 8th in the Patriot in rebounds and 4th in the Patriot in steals.
  • Mackey McKnight is ranked 3rd in the Patriot in assists and 7th in the Patriot in steals.
  • We just win. Lehigh has more wins over the last 5 years than Bucknell (103 vs 95).
  • Lehigh beat Bucknell by 5 points the last time they played (Mar 07, 2012).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Lehigh has come back to win after being down at half against Bucknell 4 times since 1999.
  • You get an A for effort, but Lehigh has emerged victorious against Bucknell the last 2 times they've played.
  • Gabe Knutson is ranked 8th in the Patriot in points.
LEH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ CJ McCollum 31 23 5 3 1 0 3
B Holden Greiner 30 13 6 2 1 1 2
B- Gabe Knutson 27 14 4 1 0 0 2
C+ Mackey McKnight 32 12 3 5 2 0 3
C A. D`Orazio 22 6 3 2 1 0 0
D+ Corey Schaefer 17 5 2 3 1 0 1
D+ B.J. Bailey 25 4 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Stefan Cvrkalj 14 6 1 0 1 0 1
D+ C. Baltimore 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
D J. Goldsborough 10 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Tyrone Staggers 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Cory Goodman 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Devon Carter 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
BU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Mike Muscala 32 20 11 3 1 3 2
B Joe Willman 29 11 6 2 1 1 1
B Cameron Ayers 32 12 4 2 1 0 1
B- Bryson Johnson 32 11 3 2 0 0 1
C Colin Klebon 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Ryan Hill 21 3 3 2 0 0 2
C- Ryan Frazier 17 4 1 1 0 0 1
C- Cory Starkey 6 2 2 0 0 1 0
C- Matt Banas 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Chris Hass 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Steven Kaspar 13 2 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Dom Hoffman 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ B. Fitzpatrick 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ J. Singleton 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Ben Brackney 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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