Teams: American (18-10, 9-4) vs. Lafayette (12-16, 7-6)
Date and Location: Saturday, February 25, 4 p.m. - Bender Arena, Washington, D.C.
TV: CBS Sports Network - Bob Socci (Play-By-Play), Vince Curran (Analyst)
Radio: Federal News Radio (1050 AM) - Dan Laing (Play-By-Play), Jeremy Huber (Analyst)
The American University men's basketball team is looking to bounce back from their first home loss of the season and lock-up the No. 3 seed in the Patriot League tournament when it hosts Lafayette on Saturday, February 25 at 4 p.m.
American suffered its first home loss of the season on Thursday against the top-seeded Bucknell Bison, 55-50, despite holding a 26-24 lead at the end of the first half. Daniel Munoz recorded a team-high 15 points with four assists. Tony Wroblicky tallied a team-high eight rebounds.
Bucknell went on a 12-0 run in the second half to take the 50-40 lead at 2:22 before a three from Munoz cut it to 50-43. The Eagles were able to bring the score within four points on a pair of free throws from Munoz with 55 seconds to play, but the Bison converted on 5-of-9 foul shots down the stretch for the 55-50 final score.
American shot 36.5 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Bison shot 33.3 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from three-point range. Both teams shot 66.7 percent from the charity stripe. Muscala led Bucknell with a game-high 26 points and 14 rebounds.
The Eagles have won 15 of the last 16 meetings against Lafayette, with the only loss in that stretch coming in last season's Patriot League semifinal game in double-overtime. American holds an 11-6 advantage when playing at home.
Lafayette is currently fifth in the Patriot League with a 7-6 conference record. Ryan Willen leads the Leopards and is ranked seventh in the Patriot League with 14.5 ppg. Rob Delaney ranks second in the conference with 3.7 apg and fifth with 1.0 spg. Seth Hinrichs has a league-high 46.8 three-point field goal percentage while Jim Mower leads the Patriot League at the foul line with an 86.3 free throw percentage.
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased by clicking here or calling (202) 885-TIXX. The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.
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