Bucknell Bison men's basketball
|Head coach||Nathan Davis (1st year)|
|Colors||Blue and Orange
|Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta champions|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1987, 1989, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013|
|Conference tournament champions|
|1987, 1989 (ECC)
2005, 2006, 2011, 2013 (Patriot League)
|Conference regular season champions|
|1987, 1989 (ECC)
1992 (co-champion), 1993, 1995 (co-champion), 2006, 2007 (co-champion), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 (Patriot League)
The Bucknell Bison men's basketball team represents Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in NCAA Division I competition. The school's team competes in the Patriot League and plays home games in Sojka Pavilion.
Bucknell began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in 1896. The Bison were retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion for the 1900–01 season by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.
NCAA Tournament results
The Bison have appeared in six NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–6.
|1987||16||First Round||#1 Georgetown||L 75–53|
|1989||15||First Round||#2 Syracuse||L 104–81|
|2011||14||First Round||#3 UConn||L 81–52|
|2013||11||First Round||#6 Butler||L 68–56|
2005 NCAA Tournament
In 2005, Bucknell defeated #3 seed Kansas in the first round as a #14 seed, in the biggest upset of that tournament. They were defeated by Wisconsin the second round. They received the award for "Best Upset" at the 2005 ESPY Awards.
2006 NCAA Tournament
The 2006 Bucknell Bison received a #9 seed (lowest in Patriot League history) and defeated the #8 seeded Arkansas Razorbacks in the first round. They were defeated by #1 seeded Memphis Tigers in the second round.
The Bison have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) three times. Their record is 1–3.
|2015||First round||Temple||L 67–73|
|2016||First round||Monmouth||L 80–90|
- "Athletics logos". Retrieved 2016-04-07.
- Bucknell Bison men's basketball 2007-08 media guide. Accessed April 19, 2008.
- "Bucknell Bison". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
- ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 529. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
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