Hot first half lifts Bucknell past Albany, 77-64

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- Ben Brackney pumped in four 3-point field goals in the first half to spark Bucknell to a 77-64 win over Albany Saturday night.

Brackney, who finished with 22 points to lead all scorers, helped the Bison (3-2) to a 51-38 lead at intermission. He was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc. Bucknell was 29 of 53 from the field as a team.

Cameron Ayers added 15 and Steven Kaspar and Brian Fitzpatrick added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Peter Hooley had 21 points to lead the Great Danes (2-3) while Sam Rowley added 15 points and 10 rebounds and D.J. Evans had 13 points before fouling out.

Bucknell led by as many as 17 in the second half. Albany rallied, but could not cut the lead to fewer than 10 points

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