Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
Cameron Ayers scored 14 points as Bucknell ended its regular season by beating Navy 62-46 Saturday night in a sneak peak of next week’s quarterfinal matchup in the Patriot League tournament.
Bryson Johnson scored a season-high 20 points while Mike Muscala added 11 points and matched his career best of 19 rebounds to help Patriot League leader Bucknell defeat Navy 69-54 Saturday night for its third straight win.
Mike Muscala scored 29 points and Bucknell took control late in the first half, going on to defeat Loyola (Md.) 66-46 in a nonconference game Friday night.
Mike Muscala scored 19 points and Bucknell defeated Navy 64-55 on Saturday, giving the Midshipmen their 20th loss in a row.
Joe Willman and Mike Muscala each had a double-double to help Bucknell cruise to a 75-49 win over Navy on Saturday night.
Senior Darryl Shazier scored a career-high 28 points and Bucknell held off Navy 71-64 on Saturday night in the Patriot League opener for both teams.
G.W. Boon and Joe Willman scored 16 points apiece as Bucknell defeated Loyola (Md.) 70-59 on Tuesday night.