Time: 6 p.m. PT
Both were on the outside looking in to the NCAA Tournament. Both made runs in their conference tournaments to put themselves into position to earn their automatic bids.
And in the end, both fell a possession short.
Like Arizona's 53-51 loss to Colorado that ended in a desperation three-pointer by Kyle Fogg, the Bison too had the game down to a single possession with less that 30 seconds to play in the Patriot League Championship game against Lehigh. But with six seconds left, a Cameron Ayers shot was blocked and recovered by Lehigh, and four free throws later Bucknell was out of chances to make the NCAA Tournament.
Such will be motivation for the Bison and the Wildcats when they clash in the first round of the NIT in McKale Center tonight.
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