Iorio's Career-High Leads @AU_MBasketball in High-Scoring Win Over Saint Francis

Sam Iorio

WASHINGTON — Sam Iorio scored a career-high 33 points and American had its highest scoring performance under head coach Mike Brennan with a 95-82 win over Saint Francis University on Tuesday evening. 

Postgame Notes 

  • The 95 points were the highest scoring performance for the Eagles since the Patriot League Tournament First Round against Lafayette when AU scored 86 points. 
  • The last time American reached 95 points was a double-overtime win at Lafayette on Feb. 26, 2011. 
  • American finished with all five starters in double figures, the last time this occurred was at Navy on Feb. 22, 2017.
  • Mark Gasperini finished with 14 points and career-high seven assists. 
  • Sa'eed Nelson had his first double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. 
  • Larry Motuzis scored a season-best 15 points on 5 of 8 from the field. 
  • Marvin Bragg added 11 points in his first start of the season.
  • The Eagles went into the break with a 20-point lead and led 50-30.
  • The 50 points in the first half are the most points scored by #AUMBB since leading 47-30 against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 20, 2010.
  • Isaiah Blackmon led the Red Flash with 22 points.


  • The Eagles will travel to cross-town rival Howard on Saturday afternoon.


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