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Bucknell Bison men's basketball

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University  Bucknell University
Nickname  Bison
Home  Away
Division  Division I (NCAA)
Location  Lewisburg, PA
Colors  Blue and Orange
Arena/Stadium  Sojka Pavilion
Conference  Patriot League
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Head coaches  Dave Paulsen, Nathan Davis

The Bucknell Bison men's basketball team represents Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in NCAA Division I competition. The school's team competes in the Patriot League and plays home games in Sojka Pavilion.


Bucknell began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in 1896. The Bison were retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion for the 1900–01 season by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.

NCAA Tournament results

The Bison have appeared in six NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–6.

2005 NCAA Tournament

In 2005, Bucknell defeated #3 seed Kansas in the first round as a #14 seed, in the biggest upset of that tournament. They were defeated by Wisconsin the second round. They received the award for "Best Upset" at the 2005 ESPY Awards.

2006 NCAA Tournament

The 2006 Bucknell Bison received a #9 seed (lowest in Patriot League history) and defeated the #8 seeded Arkansas Razorbacks in the first round. They were defeated by #1 seeded Memphis Tigers in the second round.

NIT results

The Bison have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) three times. Their record is 1–3.


Bucknell Bison men's basketball Wikipedia

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