Boxscore
Bucknell 70, Purdue 65
Friday, November 9, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
Officials - Jim Bruno, Rodney Markovich, Todd Van Sosan
Attendance - 13090

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Bucknell 27 43 70
Purdue 33 32 65

Recap

Bucknell 70, Purdue 65: Cameron Ayers scored a game-high 18 points and Mike Muscala added 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Bison rallied past the host Boilermakers in the season opener for both teams.

Trailing 33-27 at halftime, Bucknell started the second half on a 9-2 run and the game stayed close the rest of the way before the Bison took the lead for good 58-57 with 4:36 remaining after a pair of free throws by Joe Willman.

Purdue, which trailed by five late, cut the Bison lead to 66-65 on Anthony Johnson's short jumper with 10 seconds left, but Bucknell made four straight free throws to ice the win.

Donnie Hale scored a career-high 15 points to lead the Boilermakers, who saw their 26-game non-conference homecourt winning streak come to an end. Ronnie Johnson and D.J. Byrd added 12 each as Purdue lost for the first time ever against a team from the Patriot League.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bucknell registered its first-ever win against a current member of the Big Ten Conference. Its previous victory over Penn State came before the Nittany Lions joined the league ... Purdue junior swingman Terone Johnson did not play due to an ankle injury, according to the team website. ... Purdue is now 79-10 in season-openers at home, falling to 27-5 at Mackey Arena.

Bucknell Bison

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mike Muscala 30:00 5-13 0-0 4-4 4 6 10 2 4 0 4 0 14
Ryan Hill 28:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 3 3 0 2 0 6
Bryson Johnson 37:00 3-9 2-6 6-8 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 0 14
Joe Willman 30:00 2-7 0-0 5-6 1 6 7 2 3 1 0 1 9
Cameron Ayers 37:00 7-14 0-4 4-5 1 6 7 1 0 1 1 0 18
Dom Hoffman 10:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Steven Kaspar 12:00 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 3
Brian Fitzpatrick 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Ben Brackney 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-57 2-10 20-25 7 25 32 12 15 3 8 1 70
  42.1% 20.0% 80.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 8

Purdue Boilermakers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ronnie Johnson 37:00 5-11 0-4 2-5 1 5 6 2 2 0 3 0 12
D.J. Byrd 36:00 4-13 2-7 2-3 1 2 3 2 3 1 1 0 12
Sandi Marcius 8:00 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 3
Anthony Johnson 35:00 4-9 0-2 0-0 1 4 5 9 2 2 0 0 8
Donnie Hale 26:00 7-12 0-0 1-2 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 1 15
Jay Simpson 10:00 2-3 0-1 1-2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5
A.J. Hammons 12:00 1-5 0-0 0-1 1 4 5 0 1 0 1 1 2
Rapheal Davis 14:00 2-4 0-1 0-1 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 4
Travis Carroll 13:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 4 1 1 1 0
Jacob Lawson 7:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4
Dru Anthrop 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-61 2-16 7-15 9 22 31 16 20 4 9 4 65
  45.9% 12.5% 46.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9
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