Men's Basketball Earns 15 Seed and Heads to Milwaukee to Face No. 2 Wisconsin; Watch the Team's Reaction

Men's Basketball Earns 15 Seed and Heads to Milwaukee to Face No. 2 Wisconsin; Watch the Team's Reaction

American University received a No. 15 seed and will face second-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday in the first round of the West Region of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, the NCAA announced Sunday. The two teams will tip-off at 11:40 a.m. CST.

The Eagles won the Patriot League tournament championship and will enter the tournament with a 20-12 record. The Eagles swept Colgate, Holy Cross and host Boston University to win the PL title.
Wisconsin, 26-7, finished second in the Big Ten Conference and are the 12th-ranked team in the nation. The Badgers reached the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament, losing Saturday to eventual champion Michigan State.
"I knew we'd have a tough matchup," said AU first-year head coach Mike Brennan, who was the Patriot League Coach of the Year. "I have a lot of respect for Coach (Bo) Ryan and his team is always very disciplined at both ends of the floor."
"Our team has been a great group to coach all year. "We had great leadership from day one and we've been one of the hardest-working teams I've been around."

How To Purchase NCAA Tournament Tickets  

All fans interested in purchasing tickets should click here to submit the online NCAA Tournament ticket request form.  

Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, taking into consideration the below NCAA Ticket Priority criteria. Please note that due to NCAA policy, the amount of NCAA tickets provided to AU is extremely limited. Ticket orders need to be received no later than midnight on Monday, March 17.

A two-ticket limit may be instituted at the discretion of American University Athletics. Requests can also be emailed to Please include the below information:



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2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Ticket Priority Criteria*

Priority to purchase NCAA postseason tickets is as follows (in ranked order):

1.) Eagles Club members who have made lifetime gifts to Athletics in excess of $10,000 and are current Eagles Club members

2.) Eagles Club members who donate $2,500 or more to the athletics annual fund

3.) Eagles Club members who donated $500 or more to the athletics annual fund

4.) 2013-14 Eagles Club Members

5.) American University Alumni/Faculty/Staff

6.) American University Fans/General Public

*Note: Donors to the men's basketball program and men's basketball season ticket holders will receive highest priority in each category above.