@AU_MBasketball Drops Close Contest at Northwestern, 63-51

Mark Gasperini

EVANSTON, Ill. — American trailed by two points with under nine minutes remaining in the contest, but an 8-0 Northwestern run put the game out of reach with a 63-51 victory over the Eagles on Monday evening at a cold Welsh-Ryan Arena. 

Postgame Notes

  • With the loss, American falls to 0-2 all-time against the Wildcats.
  • American is 1-1 on the season and will host New Hampshire on Friday evening in the home opener. 
  • Mark Gasperini led the Eagles with 16 points. 
  • Sa'eed Nelson had 10 points and was heavily guarded throughout the contest. 
  • American held a lead midway through the first half with its largest lead four (17-13) at the 12:16 mark. 
  • The Eagles trailed 38-31 at the break after the Wildcats went on a 7-0 run to finish the half. 
  • Northwestern was led by Vic Law with 26 points. 
  • Dererk Pardon had a double-double with 13 points and 18 rebounds. 

Up Next 

  • American will host New Hampshire on Friday evening at 7 p.m. 

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