Bucknell (13-3) Takes On Army (7-8)

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1ST2ND TOTAL
  Army 24 31 55
  Bucknell 36 40 76
Sat, Jan 12 2013, 07:00 PM

Sojka Pavilion
Lewisburg, PA
Attendance: 3,782

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Bucknell welcomes Army to Sojka Pavilion on Saturday. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Bison are 6-3 against the Black Knights over the last four years. They won 81-68 on 2/4/2012 the last time they played.

In a 76-49 dismantling of St. Francis (PA) on December 17th, Cameron Ayers put up 13 points for the Bison. In addition to his 11.7 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.4 rebounds per game. In a 90-48 blowout of Rosemont College on December 22nd, Josh Herbeck put up 19 points for the Black Knights. He contributes 2.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.8 points per game.

Bucknell looks to have the advantage over Army in one significant area, turnovers, where the Bison have an edge over the Black Knights, nine per game to 15 per game.

StatSmack! Bucknell is better than Army
  • The Bucknell rebounding leader (Mike Muscala) has more rebounds than the Army rebounding leader (Dylan Cox).
  • It must sting. Bucknell has blown out Army by 20 points or more on 10 occasions since 1998.
  • Bryson Johnson is ranked 8th in the Patriot in three-pointers.
  • We beat real teams. Bucknell has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Army this season (2 vs 0).
ARMY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Ella Ellis 27 17 4 1 1 1 2
C Kyle Wilson 22 12 2 1 1 0 2
C Dylan Cox 22 6 5 3 1 0 3
C- Josh Herbeck 23 10 3 1 1 0 1
C- Kyle Toth 22 8 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Larry Toomey 17 5 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Jordan Springer 16 4 4 1 0 0 1
D Andrew Stire 15 5 3 0 0 0 1
D C. Kincade 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Chris Gramling 11 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Tanner Plomb 11 3 3 1 0 0 1
D Matt Gramling 12 3 2 2 1 0 1
D Kevin Ferguson 9 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Kyle Weldon 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Travis Rollo 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Washington 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D- Mo Williams 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- Maxwell Lenox 7 1 1 2 0 0 1
F Sean Billerman 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
BU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Mike Muscala 32 19 11 3 1 2 2
B Joe Willman 29 11 6 2 1 1 1
B Cameron Ayers 32 12 4 2 1 0 1
B- Bryson Johnson 33 12 3 2 0 0 1
C Cory Starkey 9 2 4 0 0 1 0
C Colin Klebon 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
C Ryan Hill 22 4 3 2 1 0 2
C Ryan Frazier 17 4 1 1 0 0 1
C- Chris Hass 6 2 1 0 0 1 0
C- Matt Banas 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Steven Kaspar 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Dom Hoffman 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ J. Singleton 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D+ B. Fitzpatrick 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Ben Brackney 5 1 1 1 0 0 0

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2 AU 20-13 13-5
3 Holy Cross 20-14 12-6
 4Bucknell 16-14 11-7
5 Army 15-16 10-8
6 Lehigh 14-18 7-11
7 Colgate 13-18 6-12
7 Loyola (MD) 11-19 6-12
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2013-2014 Roster

#42 Cameron Ayers Sr G 6-5 205
#5 John Azzinaro Fr G 5-11 155
#25 Matt Banas So F 6-9 205
#33 Ben Brackney Sr G 6-6 205
#10 B. Fitzpatrick Sr F 6-8 238
#32 Ryan Frazier So G 6-0 181
#14 Chris Hass So G 6-4 170
#11 Ryan Hill Sr G 6-3 191
#50 Dom Hoffman So F 6-7 216
#3 Steven Kaspar Jr G 6-3 193
#0 D.J. MacLeay Fr F 6-6 205
#44 Ben Oberfeld Fr C 6-9 235
#1 J. Singleton Jr G 6-3 209
#22 Cory Starkey Jr F 6-8 213