The Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds dropped their eighth consecutive road game, falling to the Bucknell Bison 70-60 on Wednesday night in Lewisburg, Pa.
Senior guard Cameron Ayers led the Bison with 17 points, including going 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. Junior guard Steven Kasper chipped in eight assists, while senior guard Ben Brackney added 14 points and 6 rebounds to help the Bison snap a two-game losing streak.
The Greyhounds were led by senior guard Dylon Cormier, who finished with 20 points, seven rebounds three assists and three steals.
After trailing 31-28 at the break, Loyola scored 10 of the first 13 points of the second half to take a 38-34 lead. Sophomore forward Franz Rassman sparked the rally by tallying the first seven points for the Greyhounds, who led 35-33 at the 17:37 mark.
Following a timeout, Bucknell (9-9, 4-3) needed just three minutes to tie the score. Senior guard Ryan Hill capped the rally with a 3-pointer to tie the score at 40, and the Bison took the lead for good when Brackney converted three free throws to put the Bison ahead 47-45 with 7:47 remaining in the second half.
Fouls plagued the Greyounds (8-10, 3-4) as three players fouled out. Bucknell attempted more than twice as many free throws as Loyola, converting 27 of 34 from the line, while the Greyhounds were 8 of 16.
Loyola remained close throughout the second half until a Greyhounds turnover with one minute to play forced them to foul Bucknell repeatedly down the stretch. The final margin of victory was the largest the lead got for the Bison.