Bison win, Bison win

Bucknell 69, No. 10 Pittsburgh 66 -- In what might well be the biggest win by a Patriot League team since the league began play in 1990, Bucknell upset previously unbeaten No. 10 Pittsburgh Sunday night in Pitt's Petersen Events Center.

Chris McNaughton led the Bison with 17 points. Charles Lee added 14 and Kevin Bettencourt chipped in with 13 for the Bison, who won for the sixth time in a row to improve to 9-4 on the season.

The Bison used tough defense to build a 42-33 lead at the half, and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to nail down the win after Pitt rallied to take a 64-62 lead with 2:02 to play.

Bettencourt, who was 1-for-6 from the field at that point, tied it with a jumper in the paint and converted a free throw for an old fashioned three-point play and the lead.

A Krauser jumper put Pittsburgh back up by one, but Bettencourt hit a pair of free throws at the other end to put the Bison ahead to stay. Lee hit two free throws with 2 seconds left to ice the win.

Pittsburgh is the highest ranked team Bucknell has ever beaten in its 109-plus years of hoops. The loss was just the third ever for Pittsburgh in Petersen (43-3) and the Panthers first in 48 non conference games at home. It snapped Pitts' 25-game non conference regular season win streak.

Bucknell is now 4-2 on the road after going 2-11 away from home last season.

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