Bucknell 76, St. Francis (Pa.) 49

Mike Muscala posted 12 points and seven boards as Bucknell

routed St. Francis (Pa.) 76-49 Monday.

Cameron Ayers paced Bucknell with 13 points while Joe Willman

and Bryson Johnson each added 12 for the Bison, who won their fifth

straight game and improved to 10-1 for the first time since

1926-27.

Bucknell held St. Francis to just one field goal over the game’s

first 6:10 as the Bison took an early 11-2 lead. St. Francis cut

the deficit to 19-14 behind two Earl Brown free throws, but Johnson

hit two 3-pointers, Willman made a layup and then Ayers converted

two treys to put Bucknell up for good, 30-14.

St. Francis (0-9) shot 30 percent (16-for-54) and tallied its

lowest scoring output of the season.

Bucknell has only allowed two opponents to shoot above 40

percent this season and has held its last nine opponents to 34.3

percent (172 of 501).