Men's Basketball Seeks Third Straight Win Saturday at Lafayette

Men's Basketball Seeks Third Straight Win Saturday at Lafayette

Media Information
American (6-15, 3-3) at Lafayette (14-7, 5-1)
Date and Location:
Saturday, January 30, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - Allan P. Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pa.
TV: RCN TV - Gary Laubach (Play-By-Play), John Leone (Analyst), Dan Mowdy (Sideline)
Channel 8 (Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia), Channel 34 (Boston and Chicago), Channel 4 (Lehigh Valley)
Web: Patriot League All*Access
Game Notes

The American University men's basketball team will go for a third straight win on Saturday, January 30, when it visits Lafayette live on RCN 8. Tipoff from Easton, Pa., is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. American is 24-16 all-time against Lafayette and has won each of the last 10 meetings between the teams. The Leopards, however, are currently in first place of the Patriot League with a 5-1 conference mark.

Head Coach Jeff Jones and his coaching staff will wear sneakers on the sideline during Saturday's game in place of their dress shoes as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend. A collaborative initiative between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the program strives to raise awareness about the severity of cancer and to educate people on steps they can take to reduce their own cancer risk.

Junior Vlad Moldoveanu scored a career-high 37 points on Wednesday to lead American to a 69-59 victory over Navy. Moldoveanu shot 10-of-17 from the floor, 3-of-6 from three, 14-of-15 from the line and grabbed nine rebounds. His 37 points were the most scored by an Eagle since Andre Ingram, ‘07, scored 37 in a 93-89 overtime loss at Lafayette on February 19, 2005. His 14 free throws are tied for the eighth most free throws made in a single game in program history.  

Sophomore Stephen Lumpkins added 14 points to the winning effort on 6-of-11 shooting and notched six rebounds. As a team, the Eagles shot a season-high 53.3 percent while holding the Midshipmen to just 38.5 percent shooting. American also dominated Navy on the glass, outrebounding the Mids by a margin of 35-23.

Saturday's game will be broadcast live on RCN Channel 8 (Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.), Channel 34 (Boston and Chicago) and Channel 4 (Lehigh Valley, PA) and will be simulcast on Patriot League All*Access. It will also be replayed on MASN Sunday, January 31, at 3:00 p.m. To watch the game via Patriot League All*Access, click here.

To read the full game notes, click here.