Holy Cross Beats Bucknell, Ties for Third Place in Patriot League Men's Basketball

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Feb. 9, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Holy Cross rolled to a 66-50 win at home against Bucknell on Sunday on CBS Sports Network to win for the seventh time in eight games and continue its move up the Patriot League men's basketball standings.

The Crusaders (14-10, 8-4 PL) tied Army for third place in the League standings ahead of their clash in West Point on Wednesday. The Bison (10-13, 5-7) fell for the sixth time in eight games and are now in a tie for sixth place with Loyola Maryland.

In addition to the Army-Holy Cross matchup, Wednesday's schedule includes Lehigh at American, Boston University at Colgate, Navy at Bucknell and Loyola at Lafayette. All five games are available on Patriot League Network.

Recaps and the box score from Sunday's game are included below.

at Holy Cross 66, Bucknell 50
Box Score
*Holy Cross built the lead in the first half and pulled away in the second for a 66-50 win at home against Bucknell on Sunday.
*The Crusaders went on an 8-2 run late in the first half and took a 27-21 lead at the break, then scored the first five points of the second half to go ahead by double digits.
*Bucknell would get no closer than eight points the rest of the way, with Holy Cross building the lead to 21 in the final minute before settling on the 16-point win.
*Justin Burrell led the Crusaders with 19 points, while Malcolm Miller added 14.
*Dave Dudzinski just missed a double-double for Holy Cross with nine points and 12 rebounds.
*The Crusaders held a 38-30 edge on the boards, and pulled down 13 offensive rebounds.
*Holy Cross limited Bucknell to 16-of-49 shooting for the game, and just 7-of-27 in the second half.
*Cameron Ayers led the Bison with 15 points while Chris Hass scored 14.
*Holy Cross beat Bucknell for the first time since 2012, snapping a three-game streak for the Bison.