@AU_MBasketball Visits No. 24 West Virginia

American visits West Virginia

Game #2• American (0-1) at #24 West Virginia (0-1)
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017 • 7 p.m.ET • Morgantown, W. Va. • Bramlage Coliseum (14,000)
All-Time Record: West Virginia, 4-1
TV: AT&T Sports Network — Rob King (PXP), Warren Baker (Color), Robby Incmikoski (Sideline)
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Game Notes:  American | West Virginia

News, Notes, and Storylines

LARRY LEADS THE WAY: Larry Motuzis led the Eagles with 17 points and 35 minutes played in his Eagles debut. He is credited with the first made basket of the season. Motuzis shot 7-of-14 from the field and 3-of-9 from 3-point. 

MR. PERFECT: Matt Cimino finished with eight points in six minutes. He was perfect from the field, connecting on all three shots made. Cimino also grabbed three rebounds. 

SPREAD THE WEALTH: Sam Iorio, Sa'eed Nelson, Cheikh Diallo and Drew LaMont each finished with five points in the season opener. 

15 MINUTES OR MORE CAN SAVE YOU: Seven players finished with 15 or more minutes played. All five starters played over 20 minutes with two bench players, Nick Macarchuk and Drew LaMont made their debuts with 21 and 18 minutes, respectively. 

NO EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: American is one four teams to not have a senior on the roster join Kentucky, Holy Cross and Bowling Green. American is also on a list with 13 teams with nine or more underclassmen and one senior or fewer, joining Kentucky (12/0), Auburn (12/1), American (10/0), The Citadel (10/0), Wofford (10/1), Toledo (10/1), Tennessee (10/1), Holy Cross (9/0), Bowling Green (9/0), Kansas State (9/1), Louisiana Tech (9/1), Marquette (9/1), Montana (9/1) and Oklahoma (9/1).


- American missed the services of sophomore center Mark Gasperini against K-State who is out day-to-day with a concussion suffered during the preseason.

- Friday's loss to Kansas State was the first game in sophomore Sa'eed Nelson's career he played less than 30 minutes in a contest. Against the Wildcats, Nelson played 26 minutes, which was tied for second best with freshman Jesse Little

- The Kansas State contest saw four Eagles garner their first career starts in an AU uniform — Cheikh Diallo, Larry Motuzis, Sam Iorio and Jesse Little

- Matt Cimino finished with more points (8)than minutes played (6). 


- No. 24 West Virginia enters Wednesday's contest looking for its first win of the season after an 88-65 loss to No. 25 Texas A&M on Nov. 11 in Ramstein, Germany at the 2017 Armed Forces Classic.

- Senior Jevon Carter was the 2016-17 NABC Defensive Player of the Year. Against TAMU, he finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. 

- James Bolden led the Mountaineers with 19 points off the bench in 24 minutes against Texas A&M.

- On the defensive end, Sagaba Konate set the West Virginia rookie record with 53 blocks. Against the Aggies, Konate finished with six rebounds, four points and four