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January 20, 2012

Men's Basketball Hosts Army for Phil Bender Day 2012

Media Information
Teams:
American (12-7, 3-1) vs. Army (9-10, 2-2)
Date and Location: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 2 p.m. - Bender Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV: Comcast SportsNet - Steve Buckhantz (Play-By-Play), John Feinstein (Analyst)
Radio: Federal News Radio (1500 AM) - Dan Laing (Play-By-Play), Jeremy Huber (Analyst)
Web: Patriot League All-Access
Game Notes

The American University men's basketball team hosts Army for Phil Bender Day 2012 as they look to extend their perfect 8-0 win streak at home. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.

The Eagles will be looking for their third straight win after picking up a 67-60 victory over Navy. Charles Hinkle recorded his second consecutive double-double with a team-high 17 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Munoz tallied a team-high seven assists. 

After taking a 25-point lead early in the second half, American withstood a rally from the Midshipmen to cut it to four with just 55 seconds remaining. But consecutive turnovers by the Midshipmen gave the Eagles back the ball. Munoz hit a pair of clutch free throws and Tony Wroblicky added one of his own for the 67-60 win.

The Eagles shot 51.2 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from three-point range, good for third-best all-time at American in a single game.

American holds a 21-3 advantage over Army and a perfect 12-0 record against the Black Knights when playing in Bender Arena. The Eagles have won 11 of the last 12 contests against Army dating back to February 14, 2007.

American's eight-game win streak at home is the best since the 2008-09 season, when the Eagles won 12-straight in Bender Arena.

All American University students in attendance Saturday are encouraged to arrive early for the best seats and can enjoy a free pre-game fan fest with complimentary food and drinks courtesy of Blue Crew sponsors Domino's Pizza, Coca-Cola, and Robeks Smoothies of Tenleytown beginning at 1 p.m. There will also be face painting and sign making stations, and all in attendance are encouraged to "Wear Blue" for the Comcast SportsNet television audience.

Additionally, all fans in attendance will receive a free AU Eagles pom pom courtesy of American University Athletics and the American University Alumni Association.

Head Coach Jeff Jones will also be coaching in his bare feet to help raise awareness for Samaritan's Feet. Coach Jones and other coaches around the country are using their coaching platforms to raise awareness. This is the fourth straight year for Jones to coach barefoot to bring attention to the cause.

Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling (202) 885-TIXX. The game will also be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet and Patriot League All-Access.

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