BALTIMORE - Bucknell University scored the game's first seven points and never trailed Wednesday night in a Patriot League victory over host Loyola University Maryland, 75-61.
The Greyhounds (7-11 overall, 3-4 Patriot League) found themselves in a 7-0 hole after missing their first five shots. Twice in the first half, Loyola trimmed the deficit to one, but it could not tie the score or take the lead.
A Franz Rassman three with 11:17 left in the first half made it 14-13 Bucknell, but Steven Kaspar responded in kind 20 seconds later to spark a 7-0 Bucknell run.
Hass, who finished with a game-high 26 points, knocked down a fast-break basket with 6:49 left before halftime, pushing the Bison (10-10, 5-2) advantage to 11, 27-16, but Andre Walker scored five in a row, and Eric Laster added a basket to get the Greyhounds within four.
Bucknell, however, would get the lead back to 11 and eventually lead 36-28 at halftime.
Two Rassman steals in the second half's first two minutes led to Loyola getting within four, 36-32, but that was as close as it would get the rest of the game.
Walker scored 17 points for the third game in a row, matching his career-high for the fourth time during this, his freshman season. He was, however, the Greyhounds' only player in double-figures.
Chancellor Barnard added eight points and a game-high nine rebounds in just 16 minutes off the bench.
Kaspar tallied 14 points for Bucknell, and Nana Foulland had 10.
Loyola plays its next game on the road, travelling to Hamilton, New York, for a Saturday, Jan. 24, game at Colgate University.