LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell University outscored Loyola University Maryland, 36-26, in the second half, and the Bison pulled away from the Greyhounds for a 61-50 Patriot League victory Wednesday night.
Loyola trailed, 25-24, at halftime, but Chancellor Barnard rebounded his own miss and put in a layup 39 seconds into the second half, giving the Greyhounds a brief advantage.
Bucknell responded with the next four points, and six of eight overall, from Nana Foulland, however, and the Bison (16-12 overall, 11-4 Patriot League) jumped back in front.
Folland's basket at 16:25 in the second half gave Bucknell a 31-28 advantage. Loyola, however, got four in a row from Denzel Brito, and Tyler Hubbard hit a runner in the lane at 13:51, pushing the Greyhounds up three, 34-31.
Hubbard's basket was the last Loyola points, however, until he knocked down a three at 7:57, a stretch in which the Bison tallied 10 unanswered to pull in front for good.
Bucknell scored nine points under its average in Patriot League games, but the Greyhounds made only 34 percent of their field goals.
Hubbard scored a game-high 16, making 4-of-5 attempts from behind the 3-point line, and Franz Rassman added 14. No other Loyola player, however, scored more than six.
Foulland tallied 15 points, and Zach Thomas added 13 for the Bison, while Ryan Frazier had nine. The Greyhounds limited Bucknell's leading scorer, Chris Hass, to only four points, more than 12 below his average. In the teams' first meeting in Baltimore, Hass tallied 26.
Loyola did hold a 34-32 advantage in the rebounding column, with Barnard and Eric Laster pacing the team with six each, but the Greyhounds had just eight boards on the offensive glass.
The Greyhounds return to Reitz Arena for a 12 noon game on Sunday, February 22, where they will host Colgate University.