Bucknell locks up Patriot title with 77-73 win over Navy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Chris Hass scored 13 points, Nana Foulland added 12 more and Bucknell captured the Patriot League regular season title Saturday with a 77-73 win over Navy.
Leading by 10 midway through the second half, Bucknell (17-12, 14-4) had to hold off a Navy rally that twice cut the margin to two, with the Midshipmen getting a 3-pointer from Zach Fong to trail 73-71 with 1:22 left and then 75-73 a half minute later on Will Kelly's jumper.
Stephen Brown sank a pair of free throws with five seconds remaining to stretch Bucknell's advantage back to four and Tilman Dunbar missed a 3-pointer at the other end as time expired.
Dom Hoffman and Ryan Frazier added 10 points apiece for the Bison, who secured their fifth title in the past six seasons.
Fong finished with 17 points to lead five Midshipmen (18-13, 9-9) in double figures.