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LEWISBURG – The pep band was playing, students were cheering, and players were even singing the fight song as Bucknell’s Men’s basketball team bid farewell to fans Tuesday afternoon. The Bucknell Bison, patriot league champions will head to Lexington Kentucky to play Butler University

Thursday March 21 versus in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament.  While excitement was in the air, Head Coach Dave Paulsen was cautiously optimistic. “We are just excited to be going. We have such great support from the community and they’ve been with us every step of the way all year long and we’ll just try to take it one possession at a time.”

Joe Willman, a team Captain and a senior on the team expressed his gratitude on behalf of the team, to the entire community for their support in the season and in the NCAA tournament.

Coach Paulsen joked with the crowd about the upcoming game, noting that he hopes to not be back until late Saturday or Sunday. The farewell to the Bison concluded with a booming cheer of Bucknell University’s fight song ‘Ray Bucknell sung by all, players included. (Jillian Lewis)