Bucknell beats Colgate 69-49, clinches top 4 seed

Patrick Behan scored 24 points and Bucknell defeated Colgate

69-49 on Sunday, clinching a top four seed and a home game in the

first round of the Patriot League tournament.

The Bison (13-15, 8-4 Patriot League) scored 17 points off 15

turnovers and shot 52.9 percent (27 of 51) in their fourth straight

win and seventh in the last eight.

The Bison led by one with 12:32 left in the first half, but

outscored the Raiders 16-5 over the next 5:20 to pull away. Behan’s

jumper capped the run, which featured six points off three

turnovers, for a 27-15 lead with 7:12 left in the first half.

Mike Muscala and Bryson Johnson added 12 points each for the

Bison, who shot 62.5 percent in the second half (15 of 24).

Colgate’s leading scorer, Kyle Roemer (15 points per game) was

held to just five points on 1 of 12 shooting. Mitch Rolls paced the

Raiders (8-18, 4-8) with nine points.