NCAA Basketball

Bucknell Bison (25-10)


Sat. 2/24 Thu. 3/1 Sun. 3/4 Wed. 3/7 Fri. 3/16
@ Amer 
W 80-61
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vs. Ly-Md 
W 83-78
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vs. BU 
W 90-59
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vs. Colg 
W 83-54
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@ MSU 
L 78-82
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Bridges leads Michigan State past Thomas, Bucknell 82-78

DETROIT (AP) Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas.

Michigan State's sophomore star also soared over everyone on a pivotal play, scoring two of his 29 points on a tip-in dunk to help the third-seeded Spartans beat Bucknell 82-78 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.

"He was a tough matchup for us," Thomas acknowledged.

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Leaders
Points: Z. Thomas20.5
Rebounds: Z. Thomas9.1
Assists: S. Brown4.3
FG%: N. Foulland58.7%
FT%: S. Brown83.5%
3P%: Z. Thomas38.2%
Steals: S. Brown1.2
Blocks: N. Foulland1.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Patriot League Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Bucknell 16-2 25-10
Colgate 12-6 19-14
Navy 11-7 20-12
Lehigh 11-7 16-14
Boston University 10-8 15-16
Holy Cross 8-10 12-19
Lafayette 7-11 10-21
Army West Point 6-12 13-17
Loyola Maryland 6-12 9-22
American University 3-15 6-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 81.1 (34)
Rebounds: 9.3 (248)
Assists: 14.4 (110)
FG%: 47.1% (51)
FT%: 71.9% (146)
3P%: 34.8% (183)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.1 (191)
Rebounds: 27.3 (45)
Assists: 12.8 (123)
FG%: 42.6% (90)
FT%: 69.5% (67)
3P%: 33.1% (79)
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