The Bucknell Bison Men's Basketball team is ready to shoot the lights out at Sojka Pavilion. A skilled offense, veteran leadership, and a solid work ethic are strengths of this team.
Senior Joe Willman says they've been working really hard since day one on campus. Everyone is starting to mesh together really well with the new guys.
Senior Mike Muscala says I think offensively we're going to be talented. I think we will have to work defensively since Brian Cohen is gone, he was a good stopper for us.
Head Coach Dave Paulsen says his players give maximum effort, and that makes his job a little easier.
Coach Paulsen says it's a close knit group, and a veteran group. We have four guys in the starting lineup who have played a lot of games, scored a lot of points, and are not likely to get rattled.
Senior Bryson Johnson says we've seen just about everything you can see as a team, we are comfortable in just about any scenario, comfortable with each other, the chemistry is pretty good.
Last year the Bucknell Bison were the regular season Patriot League Champions. But they lost a game in the tournament. And that loss to Lehigh, this team considers to be a bit of unfinished business.
Coach Paulsen says well, there's no question we have unfinished business. We had a great regular season, we came up a bucket short in the biggest game of the year, the Patriot League Championship.
Catching another case of March Madness is just one their goals. To a man, they are very clear on their objectives.
Junior Cameron Ayers says as a team, to win the Patriot League. I want to get back to the NCAA tournament. Two years ago it was one of the best feelings I ever had.
They say an invitation to the big dance would be payment in full for all their hard work, on the hard wood.
In Lewisburg, Joe Garrison Eyewitness Sports.