Bucknell holds off Navy, advance to Patriot tourney final

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) Zach Thomas scored 22 points and Nana Foulland added 18, including two free throws that proved to be the winning points, and Bucknell edged Navy 70-65 on Sunday to advance to the Patriot League Tournament championship game.

The top-seeded Bison (25-8) play third-seeded Lehigh at home on Wednesday for the tournament championship and an NCAA berth.

Foulland made two free throws for a 66-63 lead with 1:24 remaining. Navy's Shawn Anderson drove to the hoop to get the Midshipmen within a point but Kimbal Mackenzie made Bucknell's only 3-pointer of the second half from the left baseline to lead 69-65 with 38.5 seconds remaining. Navy tried to work the ball inside but Foulland intercepted the pass and Thomas was fouled in transition and made 1 of 2 free throws. The Midshipmen missed three 3-pointers on their final possession.

Shawn Anderson scored 21 points and Bryce Dulin 15 for Navy (16-16).