Men's Basketball Closes Out Homestand Wednesday Against Manhattan

Stephen Lumpkins
Stephen Lumpkins

Media Information
American (0-4) vs. Fairfield (2-1)
Date and Location: Monday, November 23, 2009, 7:30 p.m. - Bender Arena, Washington, D.C.
Radio: Federal News Radio 1050AM - Dan Laing (Play-By-Play), Jeremy Huber (Analyst)
Web: Eagles Vision TV
Game Notes

The American University men’s basketball team will close out its current five-game homestand this evening against Manhattan in Bender Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Eagles and Jaspers have met six times in their all-time series with Manhattan holding a 4-2 advantage. American, however, defeated Manhattan on their home court last season, 60-48.

American is off to an 0-5 start this year after falling to Fairfield on Monday night, 72-56. The Eagles held a 29-27 lead entering the half but a 17-of-27 shooting performance by the Stags in the second half helped them to overcome the deficit.

Sophomore Stephen Lumpkins and junior Nick Hendra led the Eagles with 14 points each in the loss. Lumpkins’ nine rebounds put him one short of recording his second double-double of the season. Hendra added seven boards, two assists and one steal.

American University Presents: Eye on the Eagles returns for a second season this Sunday, November 29, on Comcast SportsNet at 10 a.m. Eye on the Eagles is a monthly 30-minute television show which takes an in-depth look at American University Athletics. The second episode will air on Sunday, December 27, at 10 a.m. Eye on the Eagles is also available by accessing video-on-demand on Comcast, Verizon and Cox cable systems.