March 31, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bison basketball head coach Pat Flannery has agreed to an extension of his existing contract, John Hardt, director of athletics and recreation, announced Thursday.

Flannery, a 1980 Bucknell graduate, skippered the Bison to a 27-5 season, a second consecutive Patriot League championship and a second straight march into the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2005-06. Along the way, the Bison shattered the school and league single-season victory record and became the first team in Patriot League history to go unbeaten (14-0) in conference play.

Flannery's team led all members of the 2006 NCAA Tournament field with a 100 percent graduation rate, and his program's performance in the NCAA's Academic Performance Rate indicator was well above the national average.

Bison coach Pat Flannery.

In addition, the Bison set a school attendance record at Sojka Pavilion this season, featuring eight sellouts and the top 10 single-game attendances in program history.

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Posted March 30, 2006


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