WASHINGTON — Sa'eed Nelson finished with 15 points and seven assists, while Larry Motuzis added 13 points, but Army West Point rallied late in the game to earn a 58-54 victory over American University in a Patriot League men's basketball game Monday night at Bender Arena.
The Eagles lost their sixth straight game and fell to 3-12 overall and 0-4 in the league. The Black Knights improved to 8-7 and 2-2 in the league.
Matt Wilson of Army led all scorers with 16 points. The Black Knights erased a 30-25 halftime deficit to earn the victory.
Sam Iorio hit a 3-pointer to put AU ahead 54-50 late in the second half. John Emzie answered with a 3-pointer with 5:33 left and Babacar Thiombane scored on a short jumper to put Army ahead with 2:02 to play.
Tommy Funk hit one of two foul shots to give Army a 56-54 lead before the Eagles missed an inside shot to tie. Tucker Blackwell sealed the victory with two free throws with a second left.
American will play Thursday night at home against Loyola Maryland at 7 p.m.
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