@AU_MBasketball Battles For Home Court Rights on Saturday

Josh Alexander

Game 25 ·  Colgate (16-10, 8-5 PL) at American (13-11, 7-6 PL)
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 · 4 p.m. · Washington, D.C. (Bender Arena)
All-Time Record: American leads, 31-11

TV: Stadium
StreamPatriot League Network on Stadium
Talent: Dan Laing (pxp), Jeremy Huber (analyst), Chloe Pavlech (Sideline)

Live Stats

Game Notes: 
 American | Colgate

WASHINGTON — The drive to the Patriot League Tournament begins on Saturday with five games remaining on the docket for the American University men's basketball team as they host Colgate at 4 p.m. Colgate sits in third-place while American and Army West Point are tied for the final home spot in fourth-place. 

A win by American splits the season series with the Raiders and puts AU in third-place due to its win over Bucknell. Colgate hosts PL-leading Bucknell on Tuesday. 

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • Stacy Beckton Jr. might be the most consistent Eagle this month having scored 15  points in three of the four February games. Beckton Jr.
  • Sa'eed Nelson scored in the 20s for the seventh time during Patriot League play with 20 points against Loyola Maryland.
  • Sam Iorio returned after missing three games and had 18 points and eight rebounds in 36. With Iorio out of the lineup, American went 2-1 and averaged 68.0 points per game. 
  • Jacob Boonyasith was moved back to a reserve with Iorio's return and had eight points in 31 minutes, which is his second-most minutes played this season. He had 36 against Holy Cross.

SCOUTING THE RAIDERS

  • Since returning the lineup after missing five games due to an ankle injury, Jordan Burns hasn't found his touch offensively but had 12 assists in his return against Loyola Maryland. Prior to his injury, Burns averaged 20.0 points in the previous six games, which included 18 against American in the first meeting. 
  • Rapolas Ivanauskas is second on the team scoring 15.4 points per game while leading in the rebounding category (8.4). In a three-game span (2/2-2/9) Ivanauskas 27.0 points and 9.3 rebounds. He had a season-best 33 points against Lehigh on Feb. 4. 
  • The 2017 PL Rookie of the Year Will Rayman is third on the team at 13.0 points and had 24 points against Loyola Maryland last Saturday.

UP NEXT

  • AU hits the road for a pair next week at Lafayette (Feb. 20) and Army West Point (Feb. 24). 
  • The Eagles' final regular-season home game is Feb. 27 against Lehigh. 
  • The regular-season finale is March 2 at Holy Cross.

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.