Bucknell Bison men's basketball

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Bucknell Bison
2015–16 Bucknell Bison men's basketball team
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University Bucknell University
Conference Patriot League
Location Lewisburg, PA
Head coach Nathan Davis (1st year)
Arena Sojka Pavilion
(Capacity: 4,000)
Nickname Bison
Colors Blue and Orange[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta champions
1901
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2005, 2006
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.[2]

Bucknell began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in 1896.[3] The Bison were retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion for the 1900–01 season by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[4]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Bison have appeared in six NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–6.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1987 16 First Round #1 Georgetown L 75–53
1989 15 First Round #2 Syracuse L 104–81
2005 14 First Round
Second Round
#3 Kansas
#6 Wisconsin
W 64–63
L 71–62
2006 9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Arkansas
#1 Memphis
W 59–55
L 72–56
2011 14 First Round #3 UConn L 81–52
2013 11 First Round #6 Butler L 68–56

2005 NCAA Tournament[edit]

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[edit]

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.

NIT results[edit]

The Bison have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) three times. Their record is 1–3.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2012 First round
Second round
Arizona
Nevada
W 65–54
L 67–75
2015 First round Temple L 67–73
2016 First round Monmouth L 80–90

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics logos". Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  2. ^ Bucknell Bison men's basketball 2007-08 media guide. Accessed April 19, 2008.
  3. ^ "Bucknell Bison". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved May 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ 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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