Men's Basketball Looks for Season Sweep of Holy Cross Sunday

Men's Basketball Looks for Season Sweep of Holy Cross Sunday

Media Information
American (8-18, 5-6) at Holy Cross (7-19, 4-7)
Date and Location:
Sunday, February 21, 2:00 p.m. - Hart Center, Worcester, Mass.
Web: Patriot League All*Access
Game Notes

The American University men's basketball team will look for a second straight win on Sunday, February 21, when it travels to Worcester, Mass., to take on Holy Cross. Tipoff from the Hart Center is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. The Eagles won in the first meeting between the teams this season, 71-64, marking the Eagles' third straight win over Holy Cross. The Crusaders, however, hold a 15-8 advantage in the all-time series.

American snapped its three-game skid on Wednesday, defeating Army 57-54, at home in Bender Arena. The Eagles shot 45.5 percent for the agme against 41.2 percent from Army and held a 35-21 advantage on the glass over the Black Knights.

Four different Eagles reached double-digits in the victory, led by a game-high 18 points from junior Vlad Moldoveanu. Sophomore Stephen Lumpkins recorded his fifth double-double and second in as many games, scoring 11 points with 11 rebounds. Sophomore Joe Hill matched his career-best with 12 points on four three-pointers. Junior Nick Hendra netted 10 points while sophomore Simon McCormack dished out a career-high six assists to go along with six points.

Moldoveanu is averaging a team-high 19.8 ppg this season. He has led the team in scoring 13 times in 17 appearances and scored 20+ points eight times. Lumpkins is second on the team with 11.5 ppg and ranks second in the Patriot League with 8.1 rpg. Hendra is the team's third-leading scorer at 10.2 ppg and has dished out a team-high 2.8 apg.

Sunday's game will be broadcast live online via Patriot League All*Access. The Patriot League All*Access package is available for a price of $7.95 per month, which allows subscribers to see the live action of all available Patriot League men's and women's basketball games as well as archived content for past games. To sign up for Patriot League All*Access, click here.

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