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From the home office in Lewisburg, Pa.:

NCAA Basketball Tournament Victory over Kansas wins ESPY Award

LEWISBURG, Pa.- Close followers of the Bucknell basketball program have a keen sense of the historic nature of the Bison's NCAA Tournament victory over Kansas last March. Apparently, the voting public does, too.

Wednesday night at the 13th Annual ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Bucknell won the ESPY for "Best Upset" for its 64-63 win over the Jayhawks, which was the first NCAA Tournament win in school and Patriot League history.

The ESPY Awards broadcast will air on ESPN at 9 p.m. Eastern this Sunday, July 17. The ESPY Awards were created by ESPN in 1993 and are presented for "Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly."

All ESPY winners were selected by the fans via online voting. Among the other winners were Lance Armstrong and Annika Sorenstam for Male and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively. Peyton Manning, Curt Schilling, Michael Phelps, Tiger Woods and Steve Nash also headlined the star-studded awards list.

Bison head coach Pat Flannery and his wife, Patti, were invited guests to the ESPYs and received red-carpet treatment while mingling with a wide array of stars from the world of sports and entertainment. Actor Matthew Perry hosted the event.

Bucknell's competition in the "Best Upset" category was Vermont's NCAA Tournament victory over Syracuse; Puerto Rico's men's basketball victory over the United States at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens; and Giacomo's Kentucky Derby win against 50-1 odds.

-- From Bucknell Sports Information


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