Bucknell at Boston University, 12:00 PM Eastern, CBS Sports Network
The Under the Radar Game of the Day comes to us from Boston this afternoon as the top two teams in the Patriot League square off. Bucknell had been one of the most disappointing teams in the nation during the early part of the season, suffering surprising losses to the likes of Monmouth, Northeastern, VCU and even an early conference game at home to Boston U. However, the Bison, a team that won 25 games last season, pushed West Virginia to the wire in the NCAA Tournament, and brought back almost every piece of that team, seem to have finally turned things around. Bucknell has won 7 straight games including a solid 10 point road win at Navy earlier this week. Stephen Brown scored 27 points while Zach Thomas had a double-double in that victory.
The Terriers of Boston University started the conference season at the top following their road win at Bucknell. Unfortunately, they suffered a pair of disappointing losses, most notably a home loss to last place American 11 days ago. The Terriers can bounce right back today, however, as a home win will tie them for first place with the Bison and give them the tiebreaker edge with the season sweep. Keep an eye on Tyler Scanlon in today’s game, as he was a key to the earlier win at Bucknell. Scanlon recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards in that victory.