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Patriot League Men’s Basketball Update – Nov. 19

Nov. 19, 2015

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The road was kind to Patriot League men’s basketball squads on Wednesday as three teams played away from home and all three posted victories.

Army West Point improved to 3-0 for the season with a 96-85 triumph at Fairleigh Dickinson behind a career-high 36 points from Kyle Wilson, who shot 13-of-17 from the field and 8-of-12 from three-point range. Kevin Ferguson added 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and nine rebounds for the Black Knights, while Tanner Plomb had 16 points and 16 rebounds and Dylan Cox had 10 points and 11 assists in a dominant night for the senior quartet. Army shot 35-of-54 from the field and 12-of-23 from three-point range and led from start to finish.

Bucknell (2-1) earned a solid road win with an 81-76 victory at defending Northeast Conference champion Robert Morris. The Bison used a 14-0 first-half run to open a big early lead, and Ryan Frazier hit four free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the win after RMU had closed the gap to two .Zach Thomas had 19 points and Chris Hass had 18 for Bucknell, which shot 29-of-56 from the field and had a 39-29 rebounding advantage.

Loyola Maryland (1-2) earned its first win of the year in impressive fashion with a 76-57 triumph at UMBC. Jarred Jones had his second monster game in a row with another double-double by scoring 26 points while shooting 10-of-16 from the field and adding 11 rebounds. Tyler Hubbard added 13 points while Franz Rassman scored 12 for Loyola, which led from start to finish and had a double-digit lead throughout the second half.

Five Patriot League teams are in action, with Holy Cross taking on New Hampshire and Lehigh welcoming Yale in home openers tipping at 7 p.m. on Patriot League Network. Colgate goes to Albany, Boston University is at NJIT and Navy heads to USC Upstate to fill out the schedule. View the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Release Get Acrobat Reader heading into Thursday’s games.

For the latest recaps and box scores from the season and the upcoming slate, view the Patriot League men’s basketball composite schedule.

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