Bucknell set to name new men's basketball coach

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 20, 2015 1:39 AM

Bucknell forward Matt Banas, left, watches the ball fall out of reach of Michigan forward Ricky Doyle (32) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Michigan won 77-53. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

(Lewisburg) -- Nathan Davis is returning to Bucknell as the Bison's basketball coach.

The school says that Davis, a Bucknell assistant under Pat Flannery from 2003-08, will be formally introduced at a news conference tomorrow.

Davis replaces Dave Paulsen, who left last month to coach George Mason.

He spent the past six seasons as head coach at Randolph-Macon, his alma mater. Davis led the Yellow Jackets to a 28-3 record last season and was 141-39 overall at the NCAA Division III school.

"I am extremely excited to be coming back to Bucknell," Davis said in a statement released by the school. "Having worked there for five years, I know what a special place Bucknell is. It is an ideal place to coach, because you have student-athletes who are committed to excellence on and off the court."

Bucknell has won four of the last five Patriot League regular-season championships. 

Last season, the Bison won the conference regular-season title at 13-5, finished 19-15 overall and played in the National Invitation Tournament.

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