Bucknell 62 at Lafayette 63

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Johnson lifts Lafayette over Bucknell 63-62
Saturday, Feb 16, 2013

EASTON, Pa. (AP)—Tony Johnson’s jumper with 6 seconds remaining lifted Lafayette to a 63-62 come-from-behind win over Patriot League-leading Bucknell on Saturday, snapping the Bison’s five-game winning streak and splitting the season series.

Seth Hinrichs scored 20 points and Johnson added 17 for the Leopards (13-14, 6-4) who trailed by 11 early in the second half. After Lafayette took a 59-57 lead with 3:22 left, Cameron Ayers’ 3-pointer and jumper pushed Bucknell back in front.

Johnson’s layup with 50 seconds remaining made it 62-61. After the Bison’s Ben Brackney missed a trey, Joey Ptasinski rebounded, setting up Johnson for the game-winner. Ayers missed a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left.

Mike Muscala matched his season high with 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Bucknell, while Ayers scored 20 points.

The Bison (21-5, 8-2), who beat the Leopards 66-51 on Jan. 19, remain tied for first in the Patriot League with Lehigh.

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15 Rebs, 1 Assists
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