Bucknell 66, American 60

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP)—Chris McNaughton scored 16 points, Donald Brown added 14 and Bucknell won its 23rd straight Patriot League game, 66-60 over American on Tuesday night.

Brown also finished with eight rebounds and four assists, and John Griffin went 10-for-10 from the line for Bucknell (8-7, 2-0).

Arvyda Eitutavicius scored 18 points to lead American (8-8, 0-2). Garrison Carr added 14 points and Andre Ingram finished with 10.

The Bison held the Eagles without a basket for the first six minutes of the second half and stretched their one-point halftime lead to 10 points when Darren Mastropaolo hit a short jumper in the lane with 15:27 remaining.

American rallied by hitting seven 3-pointers in the next 10 minutes, including Ingram’s 3 that pulled the Eagles within 52-51 with just under four minutes left. American shot 10-for-22 from 3-point range in the game.

Bucknell pushed its lead to seven points at 58-51 with 1:30 remaining when McNaughton scored on consecutive possessions. The Bison sealed the win by shooting 8-for-8 from the line in the final minute.

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A. Eitutavicius A. Eitutavicius
6-14,  18 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
D. Brown D. Brown
6-11,  14 Pts
8 Rebs, 4 Assists

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