On Wednesday, Colgate visits Sojka Pavilion to take on Bucknell. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST. The Raiders fell to the Bison 73-59 on Jan. 16 and are 1-8 against them over the last four years.
Colgate is currently in fifth place in the Patriot and Bucknell is in first place.
In their last outing, despite 18 points from Brandon James, the Raiders fell to American University 70-55 on Feb. 9. He is putting up 8.1 points per game while also averaging 5.1 rebounds per game. For the Bison, Bryson Johnson finished with 17 points and 8 rebounds in the 60-58 win over Army on Feb. 9. He contributes 2.8 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.6 points per game. Areas of strength for Bucknell include: turnover percentage at 15.7 percent and defensive rebounding percentage at 74.7 percent.
StatSmack! Colgate is better than Bucknell
Luke Roh is ranked 3rd in the Patriot in rebounds, 5th in the Patriot in assists, and 9th in the Patriot in steals.
Murphy Burnatowski is ranked 2nd in the Patriot in points, 10th in the Patriot in rebounds, 3rd in the Patriot in three-pointers, 3rd in the Patriot in steals, and 8th in the Patriot in blocks.
The Colgate assist leader (Luke Roh, 82 assists) has more assists than the Bucknell assist leader (Mike Muscala, 66 assists).
More violent crime happens per capita in Lewisburg so be careful if you visit (when compared to Hamilton -- according to the FBI).