Men’s Basketball: So Close

THE MEN’S BASKETBALL team ended the season one win shy of a trip to the NCAA tournament, advancing to the Patriot League championship game for the second straight year before falling to top-seeded Bucknell in Lewisburg before a national audience on ESPN2. Seeded sixth in the league, the Leopards won road games over No. 3 seed Holy Cross, 77-70, and No. 2 American, 73-71 (a double-overtime thriller), to advance to title game.