It was the kind of night Bucknell followers have worried would come along -- the jump shots were not falling and the Bison were, dropping a 64-55 decision at Wagner.
When their shots are falling, Bucknell's smallish guards can fill it up in a hurry. But when they were not Saturday on Staten Island, it led to a long afternoon for the Bison (2-2). Bucknell went 5 for 27 (18.5 percent) from the field in the first half, 1-11 from three-point range, managing only 13 first half points.
The result was a 16-=point (29-13) halftime hole they were never able to dig out of. It was 17-13 with six minutes to go when Wagner went on a 12-0 run to close the first half. Bucknell bnever got closer than 7 the rest of the way.
Guards John Griffin and Justin Castleberyy were held to a combined 4 of 20 night from the field. As a team, Bucknell was 21 for 61 (34.4 percent), with just 3 three-pointers on 20 attempts. Patrick Behan (17 points) was the only Bison in double figures.
Freshman Todd O'Brien finished with 8 points while posting three blocked shots, his third three-blocks game of the season.
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