Feb. 10, 2005
Although this is a matchup of two teams with losing Patriot League records, the importance of this game cannot be understated. The Eagles are just one game back of third place in the league (behind Colgate and Army) and just two games ahead of seventh place (Lafayette). Meanwhile, the Bison need this game just to stem the losing tide. They have lost six straight, BU's longest losing streak since 1997-98, and sit in last place in the PL with a 1-8 record.
However, don't be fooled by the records. American is just one of two PL schools with a losing record at home, and although Bucknell is 0-4 on the road in the PL, it has lost those games by only 4.8 points, on average.
The team that hits 60 points first could be the winner. AU has not hit the 60-point mark in its last six games, while BU has scored over 60 just once in its last six games.