Lafayette vs. Bucknell: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Lafayette vs. Bucknell: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Lafayette 56
(19-15, 5-12 away)
Bucknell 64
(28-5, 16-1 home)
Venue: Sojka Pavilion
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, March 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Lafayette 18 38 56
Bucknell 26 38 64
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Lafayette J Ptasinksi 15 T Johnson 6 T Johnson 4
Bucknell M Muscala 20 M Muscala 11 S Kaspar 5

On Wednesday, Mar. 13, Lafayette lost to Bucknell 64-56 in the Patriot championship game. The loss drops the Leopards to 1-2 against Bucknell this season. Lafayette (19-15) finished the regular season second in the Patriot with a 10-4 record. The path for Lafayette to the Patriot championship game went through Holy Cross (77-54) and Lehigh (82-69). The Leopards were led by Joey Ptasinksi, who put up a team-high 15 points and four rebounds. Tony Johnson also contributed, scoring 11 points and adding six rebounds. Mike Muscala recorded a double-double for the Bison on a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds. Bucknell (28-5) finished the regular season first in the Patriot with a 12-2 record. In reaching the conference championship, they overcame Navy (58-42) and Army (78-70).

Lafayette Game Notes

  • Lafayette beat the spread by three points. That makes the 3rd time this season the Leopards have beaten the spread.
  • Lafayette has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-6) after recording 56 or fewer total points.
  • The top two scorers (Joey Ptasinksi and Bryce Scott) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • Joey Ptasinksi has led the team in scoring in four out of 34 games this season.
  • Tony Johnson has led the team in rebounding in seven out of 34 games this season.
  • Tony Johnson has nine straight double-digit point games.

Bucknell Game Notes

  • Mike Muscala accounted for 31.2 percent of the team's points.
  • Mike Muscala accounted for 30.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Mike Muscala has led the team in scoring 24 times and in rebounding 27 times in 33 games this season.
  • This marks the 40th 20-point game of Mike Muscala's career.
  • Mike Muscala has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Mike Muscala recorded a double-double. It was his 22nd this season and 46th of his career.
LAF PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Joey Ptasinksi281541000
B+Tony Johnson351164102
BLevi Giese32252120
B-Bryce Scott341340003
C+Dan Trist30851102
CSeth Hinrichs27731101
-Zach Rufer8001000
-Alan Flannigan4000000
BU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mike Muscala3520111010
AJoe Willman301480000
BCameron Ayers35963202
C+Steven Kaspar22235112
C+Ryan Frazier23522100
C+Ben Brackney10800001
CBryson Johnson34213100
CB. Fitzpatrick5400010
-Ryan Hill6020000

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