WASHINGTON — Entering his fifth season at the helm of the American University men's basketball team, head coach Mike Brennan has set a tough non-conference schedule that will prepare his young team toward the Patriot League Championship.
American will play 12 games at Bender Arena this season beginning with its home opener against VMI on Nov. 25. The Eagles will also welcome Howard (Dec. 9) and Mount St. Mary's (Dec. 18) in non-conference play.
Notable non-league road games for the Eagles this season are highlighted by stops at Kansas State (Nov. 10), West Virginia (Nov. 15), Western Illinois (Dec. 6) and Marquette (Dec. 21).
The Eagles begin Patriot League play on the road at Bucknell on Dec. 29 before a home contest against Colgate on Jan. 2.
The annual AU District Day event will have the Eagles hosting Lafayette for an afternoon contest on Jan. 20.
Two days later, American welcomes Holy Cross and CBS Sports Network on Jan. 22 for a nationally televised match with the Crusaders.
The 2018 inductees of the Stafford H. "Pop" Cassell Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime on Feb. 10 against Lehigh.
The Eagles will conclude the regular season at home against defending PL champion Bucknell on Feb. 24.
For the latest on American men's basketball, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_MBasketball.
Men's Basketball Season Tickets on Sale Now; Upcoming Special Events
Secure your 2017-18 basketball season tickets today. Packages are priced as low as $84 and only $192 for the best chairback seats along the sideline. Click here to learn more about your money saving options. Season ticket holders receive savings off the individual game price, guaranteeing fans the same great seats for all games in Bender Arena, and benefits that include the full exchange for games you cannot make – as well as discounts, and special benefits throughout the year. All season ticket holders also receive their same seat for all home postseason league games and priority ticketing for all national postseason tournament games. All AU students are free of charge to home basketball games with a valid AU ID.
Tickets may be renewed and purchased:
· By emailing BenZ@american.edu
· By calling 202.885.2617, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
· In person at the Bender Arena Box Office, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Upcoming AU Basketball Events
-AU Men's Basketball Open Practice & Chalk Talk Set for Saturday, October 21
-AU Basketball Tipoff Dinner at Mamma Lucia in Bethesda, Tuesday, November 7
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