Late Rally Pushed Loyola Over @AU_MBasketball, 86-84

Stacy Beckton Jr.

WASHINGTONSa'eed Nelson led the American with 20 points but a late second-half surge by Loyola erased a double-digit lead for an 86-84 Greyhound win on Wednesday evening at Bender Arena. 

Postgame Notes 

  • Nelson finished the night shooting 8-of-9 from the field with eight assists. 
  • Sam Iorio returned after missing the previous three games and finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. 
  • Mark Gasperini added 14 points and Stacy Beckton Jr. had 15 points and six rebounds. 
  • Loyola tied the contest as timed expired heading into the half 35-35. 
  • American jumped out to a 13-point lead with 7:47 remaining before the Loyola finished the game on a 29-14 run.
  • Loyola was led by Andrew Kostecka with 31 points and five steals. 


  • AU hosts Colgate on Saturday. The game will be seen live on Stadium.
  • Prior to the contest, AU will honor its four seniors and one team manager on Senior Day. 


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