Bucknell Outshoots Navy, 69-57

close up of a basketball
Navy at Loyola Maryland, Thursday, Feb. 21.

Bucknell outscored Navy, 69-57, in men's college basketball action Wednesday night in Lewisburg, PA.

In a contest in which neither team shot well, the first place Bison distanced themselves from the Midshipmen in the first half and held on, despite a late Navy run, for the 12-point victory.

The loss drops Navy to a discouraging 6-14 record overall and 3-6 in Patriot League action.

Bucknell improves to 13-8 on the season and 7-2 in conference play.

Here's how the teams compared in their final numbers.

Final Team Stats

 

Field Goal Percentage: 
3-Point Percentage: 
Free Throw Percentage: 
Rebounds: 
Turnovers: 
Steals:

Navy

31.7
13.6
58.3
43
11
11

Bucknell

37.9
23.5
70.8
43
14
6

Individual Leaders

 

Points:
Rebounds:
Assists:
Steals:
Blocks:

Navy

George Kiernan (13)
Hasan Abdullah (7)
Hasan Abdullah (5)
Hasan Abdullah (5)
Richard Njoku (1)

Bucknell

Avi Toomer (14)
Paul Newman (7)
Kimbal Mackenzie (3)
Andrew Funk & Nate Jones (2)
Paul Newman (3)

Up next for Bucknell is a trip to Lafayette on Feb. 2 Navy returns home to face Loyola on Saturday afternoon. (For a complete Navy schedule, please, click here.)

Chloe Stowe

Full-time novelist and blogger, Chloe Stowe loves to spin a tale almost as much as she loves her Nats and Navy sports (on Twitter, she's the #NavyMaven and #curlyWchick). This season will be her first as the Director of Nationals Coverage for the Maryland Sports Blog.

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