LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) Mike Muscala finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, and hit two late free throws to help Bucknell beat George Mason 61-56 Tuesday night.
Trailing 59-54 with 1:20 left, Bryon Allen's steal and layup cut Bucknell's lead to three. That was the closest George Mason (1-1) would get.
After Patrick Holloway's missed 3-point shot with 10 seconds to go, Muscala grabbed the rebound and was fouled. He hit both free throws to put Bucknell (2-0) up by five and seal the victory.
Muscala's two late free throws broke Bill Courtney's previous school record of 400 career makes, and now gives him 402 for his career. Joe Willman added 10 points for Bucknell (2-0).
Muscala scored the first two baskets of the game helping Bucknell start on a 10-2 run. Bucknell led at halftime 31-27.
Bryson Johnson also scored 16 points for Bucknell.
OWINGS MILLS – Ravens coach John Harbaugh gave no guarantee that Devin Hester would remain the team’s return specialist if his performance did not improve. Hester has muffed three punts this season, including Sunday against the Jets, when the Ravens were fortunate to maintain possession.
Asked if the Ravens were considering making a change at returner, Harbaugh said, “You know I’m not going to comment on anything like that. I’m still very confident Devin can secure the football. I like the fact that Devin can still break a big return. He’s been battling some injuries. It’s my hope that it’s not because he’s gotten older, and that’s going to continue all year. But I don’t know. It’d be a good question to ask him when you see him.
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“I think when he’s healthy, he’ll secure the football even better than he has, and he’ll make some big returns for us.”
Hester’s best moments have come as a kickoff returner, with a 60-yard return against the Raiders, and a 48-yard return against the Browns. However, Hester is no longer returning punts like he once did, and he turns 34 years old in November. Considering the Ravens’ injury issues, having Hester occupy a roster spot strictly as a returner is a luxury the Ravens may not be able to afford all season.
While the Redskins are not yet out of the woods regarding Trent Williams’ knee injury, the news sounds better than Williams looked after the game on Sunday.
Jay Gruden confirmed an earlier report that an MRI revealed no structural damage to the left knee of the Pro Bowl left tackle. He went down near the end of the Redskins’ 20-17 loss to the Lions and he needed assistance to get back to the locker room. After talking to the press, he had a decided limp as he walked to the team bus.
“That’s [the MRI results] good news, but we have to still monitor him during the week and see how he does,” said Gruden.
Guard Brandon Scherff left the game briefly after suffering a sprained AC joint in his shoulder. “He’s sore,” said Gruden. “He’s a tough sucker, but he’s sore.”
Scherff will be monitored in practice as well.
Gruden also said that cornerback Bashaud Breeland is sore after suffering a sprained ankle. He missed two games with a right ankle injury earlier this season but Gruden said that his injury is to his left ankle.