What: Manhattan (4-5) at Bucknell (7-3)
Where: Sojka Pavilion (Lewisburg, Pa.)
When: Tuesday, Dec. 20-- 6 p.m.
Webcast: Patriot League Network
Radio: 90.5 WVBU
Internet Radio: BucknellBison.com
Live Statistics: BucknellBison.com
Bucknell Probable Starters
G: Megan McGurk (2.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.7 apg)
G: Kate Walker (7.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.9 apg)
F: Claire DeBoer (13.6 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.4 apg)
F: Kaitlyn Slagus (13.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg)
F: Sune Swart (12.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg)
With a Win Over Manhattan, Bucknell Would ...
• Start 8-3 for the second time in three seasons.
• Improve to 4-0 at home this season.
• Set a program record with its 16th consecutive win at home.
• Improve to 114-68 at Sojka Pavilion.
• Improve to 45-15 at Sojka Pavilion in Aaron Roussell’s five seasons as head coach.
• Improve to 18-1 at Sojka Pavilion over the past two seasons.
• Improve to 2-2 in the all-time series with Manhattan.
• Improve to 36-36 against current members of the MAAC.
• Bucknell closes its non-conference schedule when it hosts Manhattan on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Bison look to set a program record with their 16th straight home win.
• Bucknell is 7-3 after a 77-66 win over visiting Cleveland State on Sunday. The Bison has 19 assists on 27 field goals.
• Kaitlyn Slagus stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, 14 rebounds, five blocks, three assists, and two steals. She is the only player in the Patriot League averaging a double-double with 14.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
• Claire DeBoer led the Bison in scoring for the third straight game, scoring 15 of her 19 points in the second half. Kate Walker had 15 points, Sune Swart scored 10 and added seven rebounds, and Gia Hayes scored all of her career-high eight points in the first half.
• Bucknell was 16-19 from the line, led by a 6-6 day from DeBoer. The Bison lead the Patriot League in free throw percentage (.755, 120-159).
• DeBoer ranks 11th in program history with 1,292 career points. She needs 19 to mass Marie Kocornik for 10th.
• Manhattan is 4-5 with a 63-60 loss at Fordham in its most recent game. The Jaspers have wins over Holy Cross (60-56), Yale (63-57), Brown (58-57), and St. Francis Brooklyn (55-52).
• The Jaspers’ four wins are by a combined 14 points.
• Amani Tatum scored a team-high 13 points, all in the second half, in the loss to Fordham. She leads the team in scoring (9.1) and assists (4.8).
• Tatum was voted to the Preseason All-MAAC First Team.
How to Get the Game
• Tuesday's game can be seen online on the Patriot League Network.
• The game can be heard online via BucknellBison.com and on the radio on 90.5 WVBU, with Justin Antweil calling the action. The pregame show begins 15 minutes before tip-off.
• Live stats can be accessed at GoBonnies.com
• Follow @Bucknell_WBB on Twitter for live updates
Bucknell vs. Manhattan Series Notes
• Bucknell and Manhattan have played three times in program history, with the Jaspers holding a 2-1 lead.
• The teams will play for the second straight year. Bucknell won 61-56 at Manhattan last season.
• Claire DeBoer had 12 points and six steals in last year’s meeting. Megan McGurk tallied nine points and four assists.
Bucknell vs. the MAAC
• Bucknell is 35-36 against current members of the MAAC. The Bison have played 10 of the 11 teams in the conference. The only team they haven’t played is Quinnipiac.
• The Bison have a winning record against Niagara (6-4), Rider (14-9), and Siena (2-0).
• Bucknell is 1-1 against the MAAC under head coach Aaron Roussell.
Career-HighsSet Last Game
• Gia Hayes -- points (8), rebounds (3), field goals made (3), field goal attempts (6), 3-pointers made (2), 3-point attempts (4), assists (2), minutes (26)
• MK Moore -- points (2), field goals made (1)
• Kaitlyn Slagus -- blocks (5)
Where Do They Rank?
• Bucknell is ranked 15th in the latest edition of the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25. The Bison are 69th out of 349 teams in the Division I national RPI.
• Manhattan is 162nd in the latest RPI.
• Bucknell opens league play at home with a game against Navy on Friday, Dec. 30. The Mids are 7-3 after four straight wins over Air Force, Cleveland State, Liberty, and Goucher.