Funk leads Bucknell against Army after 20-point game


Bucknell Bison (7-21, 4-12 Patriot) at Army Black Knights (13-15, 7-9 Patriot)

West Point, New York; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Bucknell visits the Army Black Knights after Andrew Funk scored 20 points in Bucknell’s 92-89 overtime win over the Lafayette Leopards.

The Black Knights are 9-4 in home games. Army is 7-10 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The Bisons are 4-12 in Patriot play. Bucknell is second to the Patriot with 70.6 points per game and shooting 45.1%.

The teams are playing for the second time in conference this season. The Black Knights won the last meeting 96-89 on January 5. Jalen Rucker scored 21 points to help lead the Black Knights to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rucker is averaging 16.4 points and 3.1 assists for the Black Knights. Chris Mann is averaging 1.0 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Army.

Funk is averaging 18.1 points per game and averaging 3.7 rebounds for the Bison. Xander Rice is averaging 1.3 3-pointers over Bucknell’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Black Knights: 3-7, averaged 68.3 points, 29.2 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 8.1 steals and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% since start ground. Their opponents are averaging 71.9 points per game.

Bison: 4-6, averaged 71.9 points, 28.6 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 4.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Their opponents average 77.7 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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