@AU_MBasketball Snaps Drought With 70-66 Win at Boston

Sa'eed Nelson

BOSTON — Sa'eed Nelson led all scorers with 26 points, six assists and five steals to push American over Boston University 70-66 on the road at Case Gym. 

Postgame Notes

  • With the win, American is back to. 500 on the season at 9-9 overall and 3-4 in the PL.
  • Nelson was a force to be reckoned with connected on 9 of 12 from the field and had a field day driving the lane. Nelson also made seven free throws.
  • Larry Motuzis found his stroke from the outside with 11 points on 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. 
  • Stacy Beckton Jr. finished with 11 points and was strong on the defensive side with two blocks and two steals.
  • Mark Gasperini had eight points and Nelson's target inside the paint with four layups. 
  • American got big minutes off the bench from Josh Alexander (six points) and Marvin Bragg (three points and three rebounds). 
  • Boston was led by Max Mahoney with 24 points and 13 rebounds. 
  • American led 35-31 at the half and had a 12-point lead early in the contest (19-7). 
  • Boston answered back with and took a 22-21 lead before American quickly regained an eight-point advantage (35-27) with 1:46 left in the half. 
  • The Eagles withstood Boston's comeback with an 11-2 run and led 60-51 with 7:08 left on a 3-pointer by Motuzis.
  • Boston got within two points (64-62) on a 5-0 run by Mahoney and Tyler Scanlon.


  • American will host Bucknell on Saturday at 4 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the women's team who hosts Lafayette at noon.


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