Bucknell beats Loyola 94-53, clinches Patriot League title
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Stephen Brown scored 20 points, Zach Thomas had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Bucknell routed Loyola (Md.) 94-53 on Wednesday night to clinch the Patriot League regular season title.
Bucknell (19-9, 13-2) has won 12 of its last 13 games, including six straight at home, and will be the top seed into the league tournament for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. The Bison have a four-game lead over Colgate after the Raiders lost to Lehigh at home Wednesday, and Navy with three games remaining.
Nate Sestina added 18 points and Nana Foulland 15 for Bucknell, which shot 53 percent from the floor and surpassed 90 points for the third time this season. They also outrebounded the Greyhounds 51-33.
Isaiah Hart scored 12 points and Andrew Kostecka 10 for Loyola (8-18, 6-9), which has lost four of its last five games.