Setting the Scene
What: Binghamton (8-4, 8-2 EIWA) at Bucknell (9-4, 6-1 EIWA)
When: Friday, Feb. 10 (7 p.m.)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Watch: Patriot League Network
Live Results: TrackWrestling.com

What: Bucknell (9-4, 6-1 EIWA) at Army West Point (6-3, 4-1 EIWA)
When: Sunday, Feb. 12 (2 p.m.)
Where: Gillis Field House (West Point, N.Y.)
Watch: Knight Vision ($)
Live Results: TrackWrestling.com

About the Bison
-- Bucknell enters this weekend on a season-best seven-match winning streak. The Bison defeated American 29-4 last Friday, and followed that with a 31-9 triumph the next day against Sacred Heart.
-- Bucknell’s seven-match winning streak is its longest since it won 10 in a row in 2014-15.
-- The Bison are just one win away from reaching double figures in victories for a fourth consecutive year.
-- Tyler Smith (141 pounds), Victor Lopez (157) and Tom Sleigh (197) remain in the national rankings this week.
-- Sleigh brings a 16-bout winning streak into the weekend, the longest by a Bison wrestler this year. He is a team-best 25-4 on the season and is 15th on the program’s career victories list with 83. Sleigh is listed 12th in school history in career winning percentage (.722).
-- Lopez ranks ninth in program history in wins with a 100-49 career record. He hit the 100-win milestone with a tech fall against Sacred Heart last match.
-- Bucknell has won its last five home matches and is 7-1 in its last eight home duals.

Projected Bucknell Lineup
125: Jordan Gessner (12-13)
133: Joey Gould (10-10) / Ben Bliss (1-7)
141: No. 19/12/12 Tyler Smith (22-6)
149: Seth Hogue (8-15)
157: No. 14/15/18 Victor Lopez (20-5)
165: Collin Boylan (7-5) / Logan Kerin (5-11)
174: D.J. Hollingshead (18-12)
184: Garrett Hoffman (15-11)
197: No. 15/10/12 Tom Sleigh (25-4)
285: Tyler Greene (15-8)
Note: 2016-17 record in parentheses; Rankings are Intermat/The Open Mat/FloWrestling

Projected Binghamton Lineup
125: Steven Bulzomi (17-10)
133: Joe Nelson (1-7) / Ian Lupole (2-11)
141: Dylan Caruana (12-11)
149: Parker Kropman (13-9)
157: Tristan Rifanburg (13-11)
165: Jake Einbinder (6-8)
174: Anthony DePrez (13-9) / Anthony Lombardo (6-10)
184: No. 15/17/18 Steve Schneider (26-5)
197: Mark Tracy (15-12)
285: Connor Calkins (17-8)

Projected Army West Point Lineup
125: Trey Chalifoux (11-10)
133: Austin Harry (13-12) / Conner Ziegler (5-8)
141: No. 16/15/18 Logan Everett (18-8)
149: Nick Noel (8-7) / Lincoln Mallinger (3-6)
157: No. 16/7/14 Russ Parsons (21-3)
165: Andrew Mendel (17-11)
174: Ben Harvey (17-9)
184: Samson Imonode (20-8) / Jack Wedholm (22-4)
197: Rocco Caywood (11-10) / C.J. Morgan (16-10)
285: Trevor Smith (15-9)

About Binghamton
-- Binghamton is 8-4 overall and 8-2 against EIWA opponents this year.
-- The Bearcats will be on the road for their fourth consecutive match, and have won the first three contests on the road trip.
-- Steve Schneider is in the national rankings at 184 for Binghamton.

Series History vs. Binghamton
-- Bucknell leads the all-time series 4-3, dating back to 2001.
-- The Bison won the most recent meeting, a 21-15 victory in 2016.
-- This will be the fourth straight year that these two teams will meet.
Jan. 10, 2001 - Binghamton 20, Bucknell 12 (Binghamton, N.Y.)
Feb. 10, 2002 - Bucknell 25, Binghamton 23 (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Dec. 2, 2006 - Bucknell 27, Binghamton 8 (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Jan. 29, 2012 – Binghamton 36, Bucknell 6 (Stillwater, Okla.)
Feb. 21, 2014 - Bucknell 23, Binghamton 10 (Binghamton N.Y.)
Feb. 20, 2015 – Binghamton 18, Bucknell 16 (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Feb. 19, 2016 - Bucknell 21, Binghamton 15 (Binghamton, N.Y.)

About Army West Point
-- Army is 6-3 on the year and 4-1 against EIWA competition.
-- The Black Knights open their weekend with a match at Lehigh on Friday evening before facing Bucknell on Sunday.
-- Army has won five consecutive dual matches, including an 18-12 victory over No. 23 Wyoming.
-- Most recently, the Black Knights competed in the All Academy Championships in Annapolis, Md. They finished first in the eight-team field.

Series History vs. Army West Point
-- Army leads the all-time series 11-3, dating back to 1980.
-- Army won the first eight meetings, and the two teams have split the past six meetings.
-- Bucknell earned a victory in the last meeting, a 25-13 win in 2015.
Feb. 16, 1980 – Army West Point 27, Bucknell 9 (Camden, N.J.)
Jan. 14, 1983 – Army West Point 42, Bucknell 6 (West Point, N.Y.)
Feb. 16, 1990 – Army West Point 20, Bucknell 13 (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Nov. 30, 1991 – Army West Point 20, Bucknell 19 (University Park, Pa.)
Feb. 13, 1994 – Army West Point 22, Bucknell 19 (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Nov. 21, 2006 – Army West Point 36, Bucknell 6 (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Nov. 20, 2007 – Army West Point 19, Bucknell 14 (West Point, N.Y.)
Nov. 24, 2008 – Army West Point 21, Bucknell 15 (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Nov. 24, 2009 – Bucknell 25, Army West Point 6 (West Point, N.Y.)
Feb. 10, 2011 – Bucknell 25, Army West Point 12 (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Feb. 7, 2012 – Army West Point 27, Bucknell 12 (West Point, N.Y.)
Jan. 19, 2013 – Army West Point 28, Bucknell 9 (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Feb. 9, 2014 – Army West Point 24, Bucknell 11 (West Point, N.Y.)
Feb. 14, 2015 – Bucknell 25, Army West Point 13 (Lewisburg, Pa.)

Up Next

Bucknell concludes its regular season next Friday, Feb. 17, with a 7 p.m. match vs. EIWA foe Columbia in Davis Gym.