Zach Thomas

State basketball roundup (March 1): Bucknell turns back challenge from Loyola; Morgan, Coppin fall

State basketball roundup (March 1): Bucknell turns back challenge from Loyola; Morgan, Coppin fall

Zach Thomas notched his 14th double-double of the season with 27 points and 11 rebounds and top-seeded Bucknell survived upset-minded No. 8 seed Loyola Maryland, 83-78, on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League men's basketball tournament.

The host Bison (23-9) move on to a semifinal matchup against No. 5 seed Boston University. The Terriers (15-15) ousted No. 4 seed Lehigh 88-82.

Bucknell made 27 of 38 free-throw attempts, compared to a 5-of-12 effort from the Greyhounds (9-22).

Delaware State 87, Morgan State 80: The host Hornets (4-27, 2-14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference ) led by as many as 19 points in the second half and beat the Bears...

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