BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Mike Muscala had 15 points, nine rebounds and a school record-tying eight blocked shots as Bucknell defeated Lehigh 81-68 Wednesday night to remain perfect in the Patriot League.
Bryson Johnson had 18 points to lead the Bison (15-7, 6-0), who never trailed in earning their ninth consecutive victory and their 13th win in 14 games. Three more Bucknell players scored in double figures as Darryl Shazier scored 12 points, G.W. Boon added 11 and Joe Willman had 10.
Two other Bucknell players have blocked eight shots in a game — Mike Butts twice in 1989 and Brian Anderson once in 1993.
C.J. McCollum had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead Lehigh (11-10, 2-4), whose coach, Brett Reed, was ejected in the second half for venturing to mid-court in protest of a call. The Mountain Hawks fell behind by as many as 25 points and after that didn't get any closer than 13 points.