Mackenzie hit two 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes, the second one igniting a 14-3 run by the Bison (13-8, 7-2 Patriot League). Bucknell went on to outshoot Navy 46 percent to 24 percent in the first half and lead 36-21 at halftime.
Neither team shot well but Bucknell, which hit 38 percent for the game, had the luxury of playing with a double-digit lead throughout the second half. Navy shot 32 percent and missed 19 of 22 3-point tries.
The league-leading Bison built their largest lead at 67-49 with 2:31 remaining before the Midshipmen closed with a modest 8-2 run.
No. 7 Maryland hosts Rhode Island in big non-conference tilt Saturday
After big opening night victories, seventh-ranked Maryland and senior-laden Rhode Island up the ante with a nonconference showdown Saturday in the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md.
No. 8 Gonzaga ready to welcome Arkansas-Pine Bluff
earning a berth in the Final Four come April.
Division II basketball coach gives player quite the surprise
Grand Valley State basketball head coach Ric Wesley delivers the news to his player Ben Lubitz that he got into the nursing program.