Bucknell vs. American University: Recap and Stats

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Bucknell vs. American University: Recap and Stats
Bucknell 56
(18-4, 9-3 away)
American University 55
(7-14, 4-5 home)
Venue: Bender Arena
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, January 30, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Bucknell 28 28 56
American University 27 28 55
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Bucknell M Muscala 16 M Muscala 14 M Muscala 4
American University D Munoz 13 T Wroblicky 8 D Munoz 4

On Wednesday, January 30th, Bucknell won by a slim margin against American University 56-55 in conference play. Mike Muscala earned a double-double for the Bison including a game-high 16 points and 14 rebounds (4 Ast 3 Blk). Cameron Ayers scored 14 points and added three rebounds. For the Eagles, Daniel Munoz finished with a team-high 13 points and four assists. Bucknell (18-3, 5-0 Patriot) gets Navy (7-14, 1-5 Patriot) at home on Saturday, February 2nd.

Bucknell Game Notes

  • The Bison have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Bucknell has won 29 close games.
  • Bucknell has won 75% of the time this season (6-2) after committing 11 or fewer turnovers.
  • Bucknell has won 100% of the time this season (8-0) when opponents record 55 or fewer total points.
  • This season Bucknell has won 81% of the time (13-3) when Mike Muscala has 16 points or more, 73% of the time (8-3) when Joe Willman plays 30 minutes or more, and 100% of the time (4-0) when Cameron Ayers has 6 field goals made or more.
  • Bucknell set season lows for three-pointers, three-point percentage, and total points.
  • Bucknell has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 5 games.
  • The top two scorers (Mike Muscala and Cameron Ayers) accounted for 53.5% of the points.
  • Mike Muscala accounted for 41.1% of the team's rebounds.
  • Mike Muscala has led the team in scoring 17 times and in rebounding 19 times in 22 games this season.
  • Mike Muscala recorded the 40th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mike Muscala has 22 straight double-digit point games.
  • Mike Muscala recorded a double-double. It was his 15th this season and 39th of his career.

American University Game Notes

  • The Eagles have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, American University has lost 18 close games.
  • The top two scorers (Daniel Munoz and Stephen Lumpkins) accounted for 45.4% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Tony Wroblicky and Stephen Lumpkins) accounted for 45.1% of the rebounds.
  • Daniel Munoz has led the team in scoring 5 times in 21 games this season.
  • Tony Wroblicky has led the team in rebounding 5 times in 21 games this season.
  • Stephen Lumpkins has 20 straight double-digit point games.
BU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMike Muscala3016144034
B+Cameron Ayers361432100
C+B. Fitzpatrick14430000
C+Joe Willman30840001
C-Bryson Johnson35621103
D+Ryan Hill18420001
D+Steven Kaspar17201100
-Ben Brackney6210001
DRyan Frazier11020001
-Dom Hoffman3010000
AU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADaniel Munoz391334000
BTony Wroblicky29780211
BBlake Jolivette371053104
BS. Lumpkins271260014
B-John Schoof37541001
C+Kyle Kager9311000
CJesse Reed22520000

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