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Their last head-to-head back in January was close, and so far it looks like that's how Bucknell and the Leopards will finish this one. After one quarter, neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Bucknell leads 26-24 over the Leopards.

Bucknell came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Lafayette Leopards @ Bucknell Bison

Current Records: Lafayette 11-19, Bucknell 12-18

How To Watch

What to Know

We've got another exciting Patriot matchup on schedule as the Bucknell Bison and the Lafayette Leopards are set to tip at 7:00 p.m. ET on March 2nd at Sojka Pavilion. Bucknell will be strutting in after a win while the Leopards will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Winning is just a little bit easier when you make seven more threes than your opponent, a fact Bucknell proved on Wednesday. Everything went their way against the Greyhounds as the Bison made off with a 68-46 win. For those curious, yes, that was the biggest win Bucknell has managed all season.

Meanwhile, Lafayette's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Wednesday after their third straight defeat. They took a 62-58 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Midshipmen.

The victory makes it two in a row for the Bison and bumps their season record up to 12-18. As for the Leopards, they have traveled a rocky road recently having lost five of their last six contests, which put a noticeable dent in their 11-19 record this season.

Looking forward to Saturday, Bucknell is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by four points. For those looking to play the spread, take note: they are a solid 5-2 against the spread when playing as the favorites at home.

Bucknell couldn't quite finish off the Leopards in their previous matchup back in January and fell 75-72. Will Bucknell have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Bucknell is a 4-point favorite against Lafayette, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Bison slightly, as the game opened with the Bison as a 5.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 127.5 points.

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Series History

Lafayette has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Bucknell.

  • Jan 20, 2024 - Lafayette 75 vs. Bucknell 72
  • Feb 25, 2023 - Bucknell 75 vs. Lafayette 65
  • Jan 08, 2023 - Lafayette 74 vs. Bucknell 67
  • Mar 01, 2022 - Bucknell 82 vs. Lafayette 81
  • Feb 19, 2022 - Bucknell 92 vs. Lafayette 89
  • Feb 05, 2022 - Lafayette 74 vs. Bucknell 72
  • Mar 06, 2021 - Bucknell 92 vs. Lafayette 84
  • Jan 10, 2021 - Lafayette 87 vs. Bucknell 76
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Lafayette 83 vs. Bucknell 60
  • Feb 03, 2020 - Lafayette 65 vs. Bucknell 62