Bucknell Bison claim Patriot League title

The Bucknell Bison will play in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the second year in a row.

Bucknell secured the Patriot League’s automatic bid Wednesday night on its home court in Lewisburg, Pa.

The Bison (25-9) did it in dominating fashion with an 83-54 victory over Colgate.

With the victory, Bucknell became the 13th team to snag an automatic bid.

Conference / automatic qualifier

Ohio Valley — Murray State (26-5)

Missouri Valley – Loyola-Chicago (28-5)

Big Ten — Michigan (28-7)

Big South — Radford (22-12)

Atlantic Sun — Lipscomb (23-9)

Southern — UNC Greensboro (27-7)

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference — Iona (20-13)

West Coast Conference — Gonzaga (30-4)

Horizon — Wright State (25-9)

Northeast — LIU Brooklyn (18-16)

Colonial Athletic Association — Charleston (26-7)

Summit — South Dakota State (28-6)

Patriot League — Bucknell (25-9)

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