Nelson Leads @AU_MBasketball Over League-Best Bucknell, 76-68

Sa'eed Nelson

WASHINGTON  — Sa'eed Nelson led American with 20 points and Stacy Beckton Jr. recorded his first collegiate double-double (12 points and 10 rebounds) as the Eagles snapped a five-game skid over Bucknell with a 76-68 victory on Saturday at Bender Arena. 

Postgame Notes

  • Nelson's shot 6 of 11 from the field and hit 7 of 12 from the line. 
  • Sam Iorio had 17 points and seven rebounds while knocking down 9 of 9 from the free throw line. 
  • Beckton Jr. pulled down all 10 rebounds on the defensive end where he was a key contributor with two blocks and one steal. 
  • Larry Motuzis and Josh Alexander each had nine points with Motuzis grabbing seven rebounds. 
  • American led wire-to-wire and had a 15-1 lead early in the contest.
  • AU led 36-25 at the half and increased the lead after a double technical foul was called on the Bison to extend the lead (64-55) with 3:11 left. 
  • Nate Sestina had 13 points and eight rebounds. Bruce Moore had 11 points and 11 rebounds. 


  • AU visits Loyola Maryland on Wednesday before return to Bender to face Holy Cross on Saturday. 


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