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Bucknell edges out Bryant 59-56

Nov 15, 2009 - 7:27 PM PROVIDENCE, R.I.(AP) -- Mike Muscala scored 12 points and Bryan Cohen added 11 to lead Bucknell past Bryant 59-56 on Sunday.

With both teams shooting under 30 percent in the first half the Bison (2-3) used a 14-2 run, led by two Bryson Johnson 3-pointers 18 seconds apart, to lead 25-15 at halftime.

Bucknell opened the second half making five of its first six shots for a 39-13 lead. But Bryant (0-3) fired back with a 16-2 run capped by eight straight points from Cecil Gresham, to cut Bucknell's lead to three.

Graham finished with 26 points, including 17 in the second half.

A Barry Latham 3-pointer pulled the Bulldogs within two with 33 seconds left to play, but steady foul shooting allowed Bucknell to run out the clock and seal the win in the World Vision Invitational.