The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 14, 2013

Men's basketball: Bison hold off Penn State in back-and-forth game


While Brackney was Bucknell's star of the first half, Kaspar finished with a team-high 25 points while playing 34 minutes. He also added four assists, two steals and a block. As a team, Bucknell shot 66.7 percent from the arc.

"In the first half Brackney really got hot so that really opened up driving lanes for Kaspar and vice versa," Paulsen explained. "We're the type of team that can do that but I don't know if we can do that all the time. Last year we didn't play a lot of (small basketball). We relied more on our inside game but I feel like were morphing into a more outside attack."

Ayers was the second-leading scorer with 19 points and he played a team-high 35 minutes.

Added Paulsen, "Obviously, offensively, Steve Kaspar was nothing short of tremendous -- not only scoring the ball but assisting. I thought Cameron Ayers really came alive for us in the second half, too."

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