Teams: American (7-16, 4-4) vs. Bucknell (9-15, 4-4)
Date and Location: Thursday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. - Bender Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV: CBS College Sports - Bob Socci (Play-By-Play), John Feinstein (Analyst)
Radio: Federal News Radio 1050AM - Dan Laing (Play-By-Play), Jeremy Huber (Analyst)
The American University men's basketball team will host Bucknell
this Thursday, February 11, live on CBS College Sports. Tipoff from
Bender Arena is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Eagles will look to
improve on their 3-1 record at home versus conference opponents
against a Bison team which is just 1-3 on the road in the Patriot
League. Bucknell, however, won the first meeting between the teams
this season, 72-68, in overtime in Lewisburg, Pa.
Head Coach Jeff Jones will patrol the sidelines barefoot on Thursday in support of Samaritan's Feet, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives through Shoes of Hope distributions around the world. 300 million people wake up each morning without a pair of shoes to protect their feet from injury and disease and the goal of Samaritan's Feet is to provide shoes to 10 million of these individuals in the next 10 years.
American had its 20-game home winning streak against Patriot League opponents snapped on Saturday with a 77-65 loss to Lehigh. The Eagles shot 45.5 percent from the field against 44.6 percent from Lehigh but the Mountain Hawks scored 21 points at the free-throw line against just six scored by American.
Junior Vlad Moldoveanu led all scorers with 24 points in the loss, marking the fifth straight game he has scored at least 20 points. Moldoveanu was 8-of-15 from the field, 4-of-8 from three and grabbed six rebounds. He was complimented by sophomore Joe Hill who scored a career-best 12 points while making his first career start.
Thursday's game will be broadcast nationally on CBS College Sports. Bob Socci will be on the call providing play-by-play and will be joined courtside from Bender Arena by best-selling author and Washington Post columnist John Feinstein.
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