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Villanova Basketball Opponent Capsule: Bucknell Bison

We continue our exploration and introduction of Villanova's 2014-15 opponents. Up next, the Bucknell Bison- Coach Wright's alma mater

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Last Season: The Bucknell Bison posted a 16-14 record last year, winning 6 of the final 7 games to finish strong.

Last Meeting/All-Time Series: The Villanova Wildcats lead the all-time series 15-8. The last meeting between the two schools occurred on November 12th, 2010 where Bucknell fell 68-52 at the Pavilion.

Head Coach: Dave Paulsen will enter his seventh year as Bucknell head coach. Paulsen has lead Bucknell to some of its highest points in program history, including an 11-seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and three straight outright Patriot League titles from 2010-2011 season until 2012-2013. In his 6 seasons at Bucknell he sports a 115-79 (.593) record.

Top Returners: Junior guard Chris Hass was second on the team last season in minutes and points per game. Steven Kaspar, who commanded the ball last season and lead his team with 4.6 APG, will enter his senior year for the Bison.

Key Losses: Last year's leading scorer Cameron Ayers was lost to graduation along with leading rebounder Brian Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, now playing professionally in Greece, was third on the team in scoring. Hass will enter the season on a tough mission to take on a good portion of the scoring loss.

Key Additions: The Bison welcome four freshmen this season in Stephen Brown (G), Nana Foulland (C), J.C. Show (G), and Zach Thomas (F).