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Bucknell cruises past Navy 75-49 in Patriot League

Joe Willman and Mike Muscala each had a double-double to help Bucknell cruise to a 75-49 win over Navy on Saturday night.

Muscala finished with 11 points, 17 rebounds and five assists for the Bison (16-8, 7-1 Patriot League). Willman finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Bryson Johnson also had 18 points.

Bucknell has won 10 of its past 11 games, bouncing back after a 90-70 rout to Army on Jan. 29. The Bison controlled the boards, outrebounding Navy 46-26.

Bucknell never trailed in the contest, scoring the first 10 points of the game. The Bison, who made 53.4 percent (31 for 58) of their shots, went into halftime with a 41-22 lead and pushed their margin to as many as 28 points in the second half.

The Midshipmen (8-16, 3-5), who had their three-game winning streak snapped, were held to 27.6 percent (16 for 58) from the floor.