WASHINGTON – American University freshman Sam Iorio finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and five assists to help the Eagles snap a seven-game losing streak with a 60-56 victory over Boston University in a Patriot League men's basketball game on Wednesday.
The Eagles improved to 6-20 and 3-12 in the PL, while the Terriers fell to 12-14 and 8-7 in the league.
Max Mahoney led BU with 25 points and eight rebounds, with Cedric Hankerson finishing with 14 points.
The Eagles completed a season sweep of the Terriers, having won in Boston earlier in the season.
American hit 46 percent from the floor in the first half and drained 6 of 15 behind the arc in taking a 35-28 halftime lead. Iorio had 14 points by halftime.
BU took a 53-51 lead with 5:11 left in the game, but a clutch 3-pointer with 2:42 to play snapped a tie and put the Eagles back ahead. A free throw from Hankerson cut the deficit to two, but Nelson hit a layup with 26 seconds left for the final margin.
American hits the road for its next two games, playing Saturday at Lafayette at 2 p.m. and at Holy Cross next Wednesday. The Eagles return to Bender Arena on Saturday, Feb. 24 for their final game of the regular season, hosting Bucknell.
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