|Army||E Ellis 17.9||D Cox 5.1||D Cox 3.2|
|Bucknell||M Muscala 18.9||M Muscala 11.1||M Muscala 2.4|
Bucknell takes on Army in the semifinals of the Patriot Tournament at Sojka Pavilion on Saturday. The game gets underway at 4:30 p.m. EST and it can be seen on CBSSN. The Bison defeated the Black Knights 60-58 on Feb. 9 and are 8-3 against them over the past four years. Bucknell has won five games straight.
The 15 points and 13 rebounds by Mike Muscala helped the Bison to a 58-42 victory over Navy on Mar. 6. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 18.9 points per game, 11.1 rebounds per game, and 2.5 blocks per game. For the Black Knights, Ella Ellis finished with 16 points and six rebounds in the 65-44 blowout of American University on Mar. 6. His 17.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
- Even computers respect Bucknell more. Bucknell has a better RPI this season than Army (RPI: No. 52 vs. No. 211).
- That must sting. Bucknell has blown out Army by 20 points or more on 11 occasions since 1998.
- Bucknell has a better record at home than Army this season (11-1 vs. 8-4).
- Mike Muscala is ranked 19th nationally in points, 3rd nationally in rebounds, 9th in the Patriot in assists, and 21st nationally in blocks.
- Bucknell has a stronger schedule than Army this season (SOS Rank: No. 206 vs. No. 286).
- Bucknell has a better scoring defense (57.7 allowed per game vs. 68.6 allowed per game) than Army this season.
- Bucknell has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Army (three vs. zero).
- Bucknell players are more experienced than Army players (18,164 minutes played vs. 12,698 minutes played).
- Bucknell has an average margin of victory of 16 over Army in 45 wins since 1987.
- Bucknell is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Bucknell is 206 lbs compared to 199 lbs for Army.
- The Bucknell rebounding leader (Mike Muscala, 330 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Army rebounding leader (Dylan Cox, 148 rebounds).