Bucknell wins Patriot League bid

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Stephen Brown scored 22 points and reserve Nate Sestina added 16 as Bucknell won its second straight Patriot League Tournament championship with an 83-54 victory over Colgate on Wednesday night.

The top-seeded Bison (25-9) head to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in program history and sixth time as the Patriot League representative. Four of those six titles have come in the last eight years.

The second-seeded Raiders (19-13) lost to Bucknell for the third time this season. Colgate was playing in the league championship game for the first time in 10 years and gunning for its first league championship since 1996.

The Bison finish the year with a 15-1 record at home. They have won 18 of 19 entering the NCAA Tournament.

Brown, who made five 3-pointers, was named tournament MVP. Bucknell shot 46 percent from beyond the arc (13-for-28).

Will Rayman, Colgate’s leading scorer coming in and a second-team all-Patriot League pick, scored 17 points.

Jordan Burns added 12 for the Raiders.

Nana Foulland had 12 points for the Bison.