Lest you think this is another school that's going to tear down our RPI, the Bison are coming off a season that ended in the NCAA Tournament:
Head coach Dave Paulsen led Bucknell to a 25-9 overall record and 13-1 Patriot League mark last winter. The Bison captured the Patriot League Tournament title with wins against Army, Lehigh, and Lafayette. The 72-57 victory over Lafayette was enough to earn the Bison a spot in the NCAA tournament, its fifth tournament berth in program history. The 14th-seeded Bison fell in the first round of the NCAA tournament to eventual NCAA champion Connecticut.
The Orange are 8-1 all-time against the Bison, though the last time we met, Bucknell pulled off the upset, 74-69. It's Bison-herding time.
Full Syracuse basketball schedule after the jump...
Tuesday, November 1 - CSULA (exb.)
Tuesday, November 8 - College of St. Rose (exb.)
Saturday, November 12 - Fordham
Monday, November 14 - Manhattan
Wednesday, November 16 - Albany/Brown
Saturday, November 19 - Colgate
Wednesday, November 23 - Season Tip-Off Semifinal (MSG)
Friday, November 25 - Season Tip-Off Championship/Consolation (MSG)
Tuesday, November 29 - Eastern Michigan
Friday, December 2 - Florida
Saturday, December 10 - George Washington
Tuesday, December 20 - Bucknell
Unscheduled - North Carolina State
Big East Home: Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, USF, West Virginia
Big East Away: Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Louisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Villanova