Patriot League Men’s Basketball Recap presented by PenFed Credit Union (1.19.22)

AT ARMY WEST POINT BLACK KNIGHTS (11-8, 5-2 PL) 76, AMERICAN EAGLES (5-11, 1-3 PL) 66
Christl Arena/West Point, NY 6 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
WEST POINT, NY – Sophomore guard Jalen Rucker scored a game-high 25 points to lead Army West Point to a 76-66 victory over American at Christl Arena on Wednesday night.
*Rucker connected on 8 of 15 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from deep, while delivering four assists and grabbing three boards.
* The Black Knights shot 79.2% (19 for 24) from the floor in the second half, beating the Eagles 51-35 after the break to overcome a six-point first-half deficit.
* Sophomore forward Matt Dove came off the bench to score 14 points, while junior forward Chris Mann and senior Josh Caldwell added 11 and 10 points respectively for Army.
*Graduating American student guard Stacy Beckton Jr. scored a team-high 15 points, while freshman guard Elijah Stephens added 13 points and four assists off the bench.
* Eagles forward Johnny O’Neil and Connor Nelson each scored 10 points.
RECAP: AMERICAN | ARMY WEST POINT

AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS (12-8, 3-4 PL) 67, LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS (11-7, 5-2 PL) 50
Reitz Arena/Baltimore, Md. 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
BALTIMORE –Graduate forward Sukhmail Mathon recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Boston University to a 67-50 win over Loyola Maryland at Reitz Arena.
* Senior forward Walter Whyte and second-year goaltender Caelan Jones led the Terriers with 15 points apiece. Jones recorded his career-high 5-for-9 3-point shooting for the Terriers.
*Graduate guard Javante McCoy finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the win.
* The Terriers trailed as much as eight points early in the first half but held Loyola Maryland scoreless for the final 10 minutes of the half to build an insurmountable 30-16 lead at the break.
* Loyola Maryland junior guard Cam Spencer finished with 19 points, four rebounds and three steals.
* Freshman forward Milos Ilic had nine points and four boards, while junior forward Golden Dike contributed eight points.
RECAP: LOYOLA MARYLAND | UNIVERSITY OF BOSTON

COLGATE RAIDERS (7-10, 3-1 PL) 75, AT BUCKNELL BISON (3-16, 0-7 PL) 56
Sojka Pavilion / Lewisburg, PA 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
LEWISBURG, Pennsylvania. –Junior guard Ryan Moffatt led five Raiders in double figures with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, in a 75-56 win over Bucknell at Sojka Pavilion.
* The Raiders connected on 48.1% (13 of 27) of his 3-point attempts, going 7 of 11 from long range in the second half to edge the Bison 42-27 in the final frame.
* Senior guards Nelly Cummings (16), Tucker Richardson (14) and Oliver Lynch-Daniels (13) all hit double the Raiders. Junior forward Keegan Records added 10 points and five boards.
* Bucknell junior guard Xander Rice posted game highs of 20 points and seven assists in the loss, while freshman forward Ian Motta added 10 points for the Bison.
* Sophomore center Andre Screen finished with a team-high six rebounds and six points for Bucknell.
RECAP: COLGATE | BUCKNEL

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (7-12, 5-2 PL) 69, AT NAVY FRIENDS (12-6, 5-2 PL) 61
Alumni Hall / Annapolis, Maryland 7 p.m. (ESPN+)

THE SCORE OF THE BOX
ANNAPOLIS, Md. –Lehigh junior forward Evan Taylor scored a season-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and three blocked shots in the Mountain Hawks’ 69-61 win over the Navy on Wednesday night.
*Taylor went 7 of 10 from the floor to eclipse 20 points for the third time in his last six games.
* Freshman guards Keith Higgins Jr. and Tyler Whitney-Sidney had 14 and 11 points, respectively.
* Senior forward Jeameril Wilson recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to help Lehigh improve to 5-2 in League play.
* The Mountain Hawks have connected on 50% (7 of 14) of their 3-point attempts, with five different players making shots from beyond the arc.
* Navy senior guard Greg Summers led three mids in double figures with 12 points to go along with four assists and two blocked shots.
*Senior guard John Carter Jr. added 11 points and six boards, while junior forward Daniel Deaver scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench.
RECAP: LEHIGH | MARINE

SAINTE-CROIX CRUSADERS (3-13, 1-3 PL) AT LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (4-11, 1-3 PL)
Kirby Sports Center/Easton, PA 7 p.m. (ESPN+)
EASTON, Pa. – The Patriot League men’s basketball game between Holy Cross and Lafayette has been postponed due to COVID protocols under the Crusaders program. The match will be postponed following discussions between the two schools and the League office.

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