Bucknell @ Lafayette
Regular Season Records: Bucknell 8-22; Lafayette 10-19
What to Know
The Lafayette Leopards and the Bucknell Bison are set to clash at 7 p.m. ET March 1 at Kirby Sports Center in the first round of the Patriot League Conference Tourney. The Leopards are out to stop a ten-game streak of losses at home.
Things couldn't have gone much worse for Lafayette as they lost 78-58 to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks this past Saturday. Guard Tyrone Perry had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 29 minutes but putting up just eight points on 3-for-12 shooting.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between the Bison and the Boston University Terriers this past Saturday was still a pretty decisive one as Bucknell wrapped it up with an 89-78 win at home. Bucknell got double-digit scores from five players: guard Xander Rice (19), guard Andrew Funk (15), center Alex Timmerman (13), guard Elvin Edmonds IV (13), and center Andre Screen (10).
Lafayette is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 3-6 against the spread when favored.
A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Lafayette has allowed their opponents to shoot 45.80% from the floor on average, which is the 42nd highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Bison have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 348th worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 78.8 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Kirby Sports Center -- Easton, Pennsylvania
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Leopards are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Bison, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Bucknell have won 11 out of their last 15 games against Lafayette.
- Feb 19, 2022 - Bucknell 92 vs. Lafayette 89
- Feb 05, 2022 - Lafayette 74 vs. Bucknell 72
- Mar 06, 2021 - Bucknell 92 vs. Lafayette 84
- Jan 10, 2021 - Lafayette 87 vs. Bucknell 76
- Jan 09, 2021 - Lafayette 83 vs. Bucknell 60
- Feb 03, 2020 - Lafayette 65 vs. Bucknell 62
- Jan 05, 2020 - Bucknell 78 vs. Lafayette 66
- Feb 24, 2019 - Bucknell 118 vs. Lafayette 76
- Feb 02, 2019 - Bucknell 94 vs. Lafayette 66
- Feb 03, 2018 - Bucknell 74 vs. Lafayette 59
- Jan 08, 2018 - Bucknell 80 vs. Lafayette 75
- Feb 22, 2017 - Bucknell 94 vs. Lafayette 64
- Jan 25, 2017 - Bucknell 78 vs. Lafayette 55
- Feb 24, 2016 - Bucknell 86 vs. Lafayette 83
- Jan 25, 2016 - Bucknell 79 vs. Lafayette 67