Men's Basketball to Host UMBC Sunday

Men's Basketball to Host UMBC Sunday

Media Information
American (2-8) vs. UMBC (0-9)
Date and Location:
Sunday, December 20, 2009, 4:30 p.m. - Bender Arena, Washington, D.C.
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Game Notes

The American University men's basketball team will host the University of Maryland Baltimore County this Sunday, December 20. Tipoff from Bender Arena is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The Eagles are 2-2 all-time against the Retrievers after taking a 74-61 contest last season on the campus of UMBC. Sunday's matchup will be the first home game for the Eagles in 19 days.

American defeated BIG EAST conference member DePaul 62-57 on Wednesday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Junior Vlad Moldoveanu, who was making his first appearance of the season,  made an immediate impact on the team, scoring a game-high 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting to lead the Eagles to the victory. Moldoveanu also grabbed eight rebounds, hit five three-pointers and dished out four assists in 28 minutes of action.

Junior Nick Hendra hit a three with 2:23 to play, giving American a 59-57 lead which it would not relinquish. Hendra finished the night with a career-high 17 points and three treys. Sophomore Stephen Lumpkins notched a career-high 14 rebounds as the Eagles outrebounded DePaul by a margin of 39-27.

Lumpkins has paced American this season with 12.1 ppg and leads the conference in both rebounding and blocks at 8.6 rpg and 1.8 bpg, respectively. He has been complimented by classmate Riley Grafft's 9.0 ppg and 5.6 rpg while Hendra has added 8.7 ppg and 4.9 rpg.

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