The American University men's basketball team will renew its
rivalry with No. 16/14 Georgetown on Saturday, December 5, with a
4:00 p.m. showdown in the Verizon Center. American and Georgetown
have met 50 times in their all-time series with the Hoyas owning a
40-10 advantage. Last season, Georgetown earned a 73-49 victory
over the Eagles in the Verizon Center.
American enters play coming off a 59-53 win over Howard in Bender Arena on Tuesday. Sophomore Simon McCormack scored eight of his career-high 11 points in the second half, helping the Eagles to preserve their 24-19 halftime lead. Sophmore Riley Grafft recorded a team-high 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting while classmate Stephen Lumpkins tallied 12 points and nine boards. Junior Nick Hendra also chipped in 12 points as the Eagles shot a season-high 46.2 percent.
Lumpkins leads American both offensively and defensively, notching a team-high 13.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 1.8 bpg. Grafft is averaging 10.0 ppg and 5.9 rpg. McCormack, who earned his first career start on Tuesday against the Bison, has added 7.9 ppg, 5.8 rpg and is shooting a team-best 55.0 percent from the floor.
Fans unnable to make it to the Verizon Center for Saturday's game can catch all of the action via a live video stream for free on Georgetown's website by clicking here.
To read the complete game notes, click here.