@AU_MBasketball Enters February With Winning Streak Intact on Saturday

Jacob Boonyasith

Game 21 · Holy Cross (12-10, 3-6 PL) at American (11-9, 5-4 PL)
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 · 2 p.m. · Washington, D.C. (Bender Arena)
All-Time Record: Holy Cross leads, 22-19

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 American  |  Holy Cross

WASHINGTON — The American University men's basketball team is riding a three-game Patriot League winning streak into Saturday's contest against the Holy Cross Crusaders. American is coming off a six-point win at Loyola Maryland while Holy Cross has dropped four of its last five. 

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • American found luck from a pair of unsung heroes against Loyola Maryland on Wednesday. Senior CB Diallo and freshman Jacob Boonyasith combined for 21 points with both setting season bests. Diallo had eight points while Boonyasith added 13 on 4-6 from the field. 
  • After claiming his first Patriot League Player of the Week award on Monday, Nelson struggled from the field and finished with 10 points with half of his output coming from the line. 
  • Mark Gasperini built a house inside Reitz Arena with 21 points all from inside the paint. He also had five rebounds and four assists.

SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS

  • After a 9-4 nonleague record, Holy Cross has slowed down with a 3-6 mark in league play. Although the record does not show the high level of play, the Crusaders have four players in double figures, led by Jacob Grandison (14.6) and Austin Butler (13.4). 
  • Center Jehyve Floyd is fourth in scoring but leads the team in rebounds (6.0) and assists (3.6). Floyd set a career-best with 25 points twice this season in back-to-back games against Lafayette and Bucknell. 
  • In its last game against Boston University, Holy Cross was held to under 40 percent from the field and 3-point range. Austin Butler scored 22 points but Jehyve Floyd and Jacob Grandison were held to nine combined points.

UP NEXT

  • AU visits Navy on Wednesday before return to Bender to face Army West Point next Saturday.
  • Saturday's contest will be the Stafford H. "Pop" Cassell Hall of Fame Day where American University will honor former men's basketball player Andre Ingram, field hockey sisters Camila and Denise Infante and head volleyball coach Barry Goldberg.
  • Tickets are still available for the cocktail reception and induction dinner by calling 202-885-3001 or visit AUeagles.com/eaglesclub.

TICKET INFORMATION

  • Tickets to all AU Men's Basketball home games at Bender Arena are available throughout the season on AUeagles.com/Tickets.
  • Individual game tickets are available for $10 to $18 for adults and $7 to $14 for youth 17 & below and seniors over 65. Military members, veterans, and AU students are invited to join the Eagles for free admission with valid ID. Bring a group and save up to 50% off on end zone reserved seating.
  • AU has extended its free two tickets offer for Federal Government workers through the men's and women's basketball and wrestling regular seasons.
  • February 3-Pack: For $50 you will receive three sideline seats to any three games during the month.