LEWISBURG, PA – The Marist men’s basketball team prevailed in overtime at Bucknell on Saturday by a score of 60-54 in overtime. The victory was the 200th in the career of head coach John Dunne.
Marist scored the game’s first eight points, as Bucknell was held off the scoreboard for the first 2:53.
Bucknell tied the game at 10 thanks to an 8-0 run, but Marist countered with a 9-0 run as the Bison were held scoreless for a span of 6:47.
Bucknell scored the final six points of the half, and Marist’s lead was cut to 24-21 after 20 minutes.
Xander Rice’s three-pointer for Bucknell tied the game on the first possession of the second half, but Marist countered with threes on its next two possessions by Javon Cooley and Noah Harris.
Patrick Gardner’s three with 16:50 to go gave Marist its largest second-half lead at 35-27.
Bucknell took its first lead of the game on a three-pointer by Ian Motta with 4:35 remaining, as the Bison went up 49-48.
With the score tied at 51, Bucknell missed two shots on its last possession of regulation, which forced the game into overtime.
Marist never trailed in overtime. Cooley and Harris both hit three-pointers in the extra period, and Isaiah Brickner sealed the win with two free throws in the final 15 seconds.