Bucknell 52 at Holy Cross 54

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Holy Cross holds off Bucknell 54-52
Saturday, Feb 18, 2012

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP)—Justin Burrell scored 15 points and Holy Cross held off a late Bucknell rally to win 54-52 on Saturday.

The Crusaders started the game on a 20-4 run and led 28-10 at halftime. The lead remained in double figures until the final 5 minutes, when Bucknell went on a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to 48-44 after a layup by Mike Muscala with 1:31 remaining. The Bison pulled no closer until Cameron Ayers hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left for the final margin.

Holy Cross (13-13, 7-5 Patriot League), which won its fourth game in a row, made 6 of 8 free throw attempts in the final 46 seconds to keep the Crusaders ahead.

Muscala had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Bison (20-8, 10-2), who had their three-game winning streak against Holy Cross snapped. Bucknell tied its lowest point total of the season.

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 Bucknell
Mike Muscala Mike Muscala
9-16,  20 Pts
10 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Holy Cross
Justin Burrell Justin Burrell
5-13,  15 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists

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