@AU_MBasketball Hosts Lehigh on Hall of Fame Day

American hosts Lehigh

Game #25 • Lehigh (11-13, 6-7 PL) at American (5-19, 2-11 PL)
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018 • 2 p.m. ET • Washington, D.C. • Bender Arena (2,930)
TV: NBC Sports Washington+, NBC Sports Philadelphia+
Stream: Patriot League Network on Stadium
Al Koken (PXP), Bram Weinstein (Analyst), Dan Laing (Sideline)
Live Stats: AUEagles.com

Game Notes: American | Lehigh

News, Notes, and Storylines

- Sa'eed Nelson set a new career-best 31 points on 11 of 18 from the field and 7 of 11 from the line.
- Stacy Beckton Jr. tied a season-best with 11 points and hit a 3-pointer late in the contest.
- Sam Iorio had nine points and three rebounds in 31 minutes before fouling out.
- American finished with 14 points off turnovers and scored 30 points in the paint against Loyola.
- American trailed by 10, 66-56 with 3:07 left in the contest before the Eagles scored 11 of the final 17 points and eight straight. Sa'eed Nelson had a chance to tie but didn't get a shot off at the buzzer. 

- Lance Tejada returned from an injury to score 17 points off the bench in an overtime win over Lehigh on Monday. He leads the team in scoring, averaging 15.8 points per game.
- Pat Andree is second on the team behind Tejada with 12.1 points per game. Both Tejada and Andree are shooting over 50 percent from 3-point land in PL games.
- Kahron Ross and Kyle Leufroy are third and fourth in scoring, as the guards combine for 170 assists.
- James Karnik has taken over for Tim Kempton in the post and has done a solid job with 7.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He added his 4th double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Bucknell.


All fans planning to attend the game are encouraged to arrive early and can participate in AU Athletics' 10th Annual Silent Auction on the Bender Arena concourse, benefitting our student-athletes, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission to the silent auction is free with a game ticket and there is something for every Eagle fan to bid on, including great items such as fine dining, travel, sports memorabilia and experiences, art and more.

At halftime of the contest, American will recognize the Class of 2018 inductees into the Cassell Hall of Fame. Click here to read about the three newest incoming members of this hallowed hall.

Tickets start at just $7 per seat, and a limited amount of premium location, sideline reserved chairback seats still remain. Click here to purchase tickets online.


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