Video Preview: Men's Basketball Looks to Knock Off Top-Seeded Lehigh Sunday in the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals

Video Preview: Men's Basketball Looks to Knock Off Top-Seeded Lehigh Sunday in the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals

Media Information
Patriot League Tournament Semifinals
Teams:
American (11-19, 7-7) at Lehigh (20-10, 10-4)
Date and Location:
Sunday, March 7, 8:00 p.m. - Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pa.
TV: CBS College Sports - Bob Socci (Play-By-Play), John Feinstein (Analyst)
Radio: Federal News Radio 1500/820AM - Dan Laing (Play-By-Play), Jeremy Huber (Analyst)
Game Notes



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The American University men's basketball team will square off with top-seeded Lehigh this Sunday, March 7, in the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals live on CBS College Sports. Tipoff from Stabler Arena is set for 8:00 p.m. The fourth-seeded Eagles will be playing in the semi's for a ninth consecutive year and will be looking to earn their third straight trip to the conference championship game. Lehigh, however, swept the regular season series with American and is in search of its first Patriot League Championship Game appearance since 2004.

American improved to 9-0 all-time in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals with a 62-60 win over fifth-seeded Navy Wednesday night in Bender Arena. Sophomore Stephen Lumpkins powered the Eagles to the victory with his eighth double-double of the year and third in as many games. Lumpkins scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting and matched his career-best of 15 rebounds. His play helped the team to a 30-12 scoring advantage in the post and a 41-28 margin on the glass.

American will enter Sunday's game having won each of its last three games, matching the team's longest winning streak of the year. During this stretch the Eagles are averaging 73.3 ppg while holding opponents to 65.7 ppg. They have outrebouned the opposition by an average of 7.3 rpg and are outshooting them 47.4 percent to 37.7 percent. Lumpkins has played a key role in the team's success during the winning streak, averaging 24.7 ppg, 12.7 rpg and shooting 72.5 percent from the field in the last three games.

The winner of Sunday's game will advance to the Patriot League Championship Game where it will meet the winner of the other semifinal game between #3 Lafayette and #7 Holy Cross. This year's championship game will be played on Friday, March 12, at 4:45 p.m. live on ESPN2 on the home court of the highest remaining seed.

Sunday's game between American and Lehigh will be broadcast live nationally on CBS College Sports. Bob Socci will be on the call providing play-by-play analysis and will joined by best-selling author and The Washington Post columnist John Feinstein.

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