Bucknell beats American U 71-69 for PL regular season crown
WASHINGTON (AP) J.C. Show scored 20 points, including two key free throws with 21 seconds left, to help Bucknell beat American University 71-69 on Saturday, as the Bison clinched the Patriot League regular season title.
Show's free throws gave Bucknell a 70-66 lead. American's Pee Wee Gardner drove the lane and found Jalen Rhea in the corner for a 3-pointer to make it 70-69 with 12 seconds left. Bucknell was whistled for a five-second violation on the inbounds play.
Bucknell has won the PL regular season title in four of the last five years.
Vasic had 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists for American (15-15, 8-10).
No. 6 seed American will face third-seeded Lehigh.