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LEWISBURG, Pa. - Add a couple more nuggets to the history-making 2005-06 Bison basketball season: a No. 25 national ranking in the final ESPN/USA TODAY Coaches' Poll and coach Pat Flannery being named "mid-major" coach of the year.
It is the second time this season Bucknell has been nationally ranked. On Feb. 13, the Bison were ranked No. 24, making them the first team in school and Patriot League history to earn a national ranking.
For Bucknell, the ranking punctuates the finest season in the 111-year history of the program. The Bison won 27 games, a school and league record, and became the first team in Patriot League history to go unbeaten (14-0) in conference play. They won the Patriot League championship for the second straight year, earned a best-ever No. 9 seed at the NCAA Tournament, and defeated Arkansas in the first round in Dallas. Complete story.
Meantime, Coach Pat Flannery won the 2006 Hugh Durham Award as the top "mid-major" coach of the season. Complete story.
Posted April 6, 2006