Bucknell 76, Kent St. 60
Mike Muscala tallied 27 points, three assists and two blocks as
Bucknell beat Kent State 76-60 Tuesday night and improved to 8-1
for the first time since 2005-06.
Muscala added six boards while Bryson Johnson and Ryan Frazier
scored 13 points apiece.
Joe Wilman pulled down 10 rebounds to help Bucknell control the
Bucknell led 32-31 at the break and extended their lead to 43-35
behind a Muscala tip-in. Kent State rallied to close the gap to
57-51 after Chris Evans hit a 3-pointer, but Muscala converted a
layup, 3-pointer and a jumper on consecutive possessions to put
Bucknell up for good.
Muscala, who is the only Division I player averaging at least 15
points and 12 rebounds per game, leads Bucknell in most statistical
categories, including scoring (17.8), rebounding (12.1), blocks
(2.0) and assists (2.0) through nine games.
Devareaux Manley led Kent State (5-4) with 15 points.