WORCESTER, Mass. — Sa'eed Nelson led American with 21 points en route to an 86-66 win over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon.
- Nelson led the attack with 21 points on 8 of 11 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line. Nelson also had eight rebounds and seven assists in 21 minutes.
- Jacob Boonyasith had 19 points and was dynamic from the outside connecting on 5 of 6 from three.
- Sam Iorio added 17 points and five rebounds. Iorio made 4 of 6 from the outside.
- Stacy Beckton Jr. scored 12 points on 5 of 6 from the field with six rebounds.
- Larry Motuzis dropped 11 points on 4 of 6 from the field and 2 of 4 from the outside.
- American led 45-31 at the half.
- Jehyve Floyd led the Crusaders with 19 points. He was one of four Crusaders to finish in double figures.
PL Tournament Notes
- American will host a PL Quarterfinal contest for the first time since the 2013-14 season when No. 2 AU defeated No. 7 Colgate, 59-50.
- American is 14-1 all-time in the PL Quarterfinals and 3-0 under Brennan.
- American is 3-1 in the PL Quarterfinals as the No. 4 seed.
- American has never reached the PL Finals as the No.4 seed and is 0-3 in the PL semifinals falling to the top seed each time.
- American is 1-0 against Navy in the 4/5 matchup. The Eagles defeated the Midshipmen 62-60 during the 2010-11 season.
No. 4 American and will host No. 5 Navy on Thursday in the Patriot League Quarterfinals at 7 p.m.
PL Quarterfinal Ticket Info
- Ticket prices for the quarterfinal game, set by the Patriot League, are $14 for adults and $7 for seniors (65+) and youth (under 13).
- Rates for groups with 10+ are $5 per person and must be purchased in advance through the box office. AU students with valid AU ID will be admitted free of charge.
- Tickets are now on sale via AUeagles.com/Tickets. Fans can also visit the Athletics Ticket Office in person, or call (202) 885-TIXX (8499) Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to secure their seats.
@AU_MBasketball Postgame Highlights vs. Holy Cross (3/2/19)— American U. Men's Basketball (@AU_MBasketball) March 2, 2019
Sa'eed Nelson led AU with 21 points and Jacob Boonyasith had 19 points off the bench.
American will host the PL Quarterfinals on Thursday at 7 p.m. pic.twitter.com/B1Pz6R9Mnw