@AU_MBasketball Welcomes Lehigh in Home Finale on Wednesday

Sa'eed Nelson

Game 28 · Lehigh (18-9, 11-5 PL) at American (14-13, 8-8 PL)
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 · 7 p.m. · Washington, D.C. (Bender Arena)
All-Time Record: Lehigh leads, 27-26

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Talent: Dan Laing (pxp), Jeremy Huber (Analyst), Hannah Wohlfahrt (Sideline)

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 American | Lehigh

WASHINGTON — Two games remain in the regular season for the American men's basketball team and the hunt for fourth place is still alive on Wednesday night when it hosts Lehigh at Bender Arena.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • Sa'eed Nelson led all scorers against Army West Point with 26 points and added five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Nelson is now eighth all-time in AU scoring after passing Mark Nickens on the scoring list. Nelson now had 1,516 career points.
  • Larry Motuzis had 15 points, three rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes. This was Motuzis' sixth double figures contest of the season. 
  • Stacy Beckton Jr. had 12 of his 15 points in the second half and is now scoring in double digits (10.0). Beckton Jr. is second on the team in PL-only games scoring at 12.9 per contest.

SCOUTING THE MOUNTAIN HAWKS

  • Lance Tejada leads the Mountain Hawks in scoring, averaging 14.7 points per game. Tejada has scored in double figures in a career-best 12 straight games.
  • Kyle Leufroy is second on the team at 13.8 points and had 13 points against Holy Cross, shooting 50 percent from the field. 
  • A shooting threat for the Mountain Hawks, Pat Andree is first in rebounding (6.4), third in scoring (13.6) and fourth in 3-pointers (.433). 
  • Jordan Cohen is fourth in scoring (13.1), first in 3-point percentage (.492) and had back-to-back games scoring 32 (Boston Univ.) and 33 (Lafayette) points connecting on 78 percent from the field.

PL TOURNAMENT TIME

  • With two games remaining in the season, American sits in sole possession of fourth place heading into Wednesday's contest. American needs a win over Lehigh combined with a Lafayette loss to Boston Univ. to solidify a quarterfinal home contest on Thursday.
  • American is still not out of the woods of starting the tournament on the road in the quarterfinals as the fifth or sixth seed or a home game in the first round as the seventh seed.
  • To host on Tuesday in the PL First Round, American drops both remaining games and Army West Point, Lafayette and Holy Cross all win its remaining games.
  • To finish fifth, American drops both games and Lafayette OR Army West Point win out.
  • To finish in sixth, American would drop both games and Army AND Lafayette win out. The other situation for sixth place is a 3-way tie in fourth place for this to happen, AU splits (loses to Lehigh, beats Holy Cross) and Lafayette (4) AND Army (5) win both games.

UP NEXT

  • 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.