Griffin scores 31 points in Bucknell’s 91-85 OT win over Colgate

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HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP)—John Griffin scored a career-high 31 points, including eight in overtime, to lift Bucknell to a 91-85 win over Colgate Wednesday at Cotterell Court.

Bucknell improves to 10-12 overall and 5-3 in the Patriot League, while Colgate falls to 11-11 and 3-5.

Other Bucknell players in double figures were Stephen Tyree with 16 points and Darren Mastropaolo and Justin Castleberry with 10 points apiece.

Colgate was led by Daniel Waddy with 16 points, followed by Tim Pounds with 14, Kendall Chones and Mike Venezia 13, and Alex Woodhouse and Kyle Roemer with 10 apiece.

Colgate had an 11-point lead in the second half with 11:21 left, but Bucknell rallied to send the contest into overtime on Darryl Shazier’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.

In overtime, Colgate held an 84-83 lead with 42 seconds left, but Griffin managed an old fashioned three-point play to put the Bison in front, 86-84, with 32 seconds remaining. Bucknell iced the contest on two more free throws by Griffin and Tyree’s layup at the buzzer.

Bucknell out-rebounded the Raiders, 39-29, led by Tyree with nine, while Woodhouse and Waddy had seven apiece for Colgate.

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John Griffin John Griffin
9-18,  31 Pts
2 Rebs, 6 Assists
Daniel Waddy Daniel Waddy
5-13,  16 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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