Game 30 · Navy (11-18, 8-10 PL) at American (15-14, 9-9 PL)
Thursday, March 7, 2019 · 7 p.m. · Washington, D.C. (Bender Arena)
All-Time Record: American leads 46-43
WASHINGTON — For the first time since March 8, 2014, the American University men's basketball team will host a Patriot League Tournament contest at Bender Arena as fourth-seeded Eagles welcome fifth-seeded Navy on Thursday at 7 p.m.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
- Sa'eed Nelson finished the regular season on a strong note with 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against Holy Cross on Saturday. Nelson shot 8 of 11 from the field and made all five free throws.
- Jacob Boonyasith showed why he loves the color Purple with 19 points against the Crusaders. In two games this season, Boonyasith has dropped 36 points against Holy Cross shooting 62 percent from the outside.
- No one can stop a determined Sam Iorio on both ends of the court. Iorio had 17 points and five rebounds while drilling four 3-pointers at Holy Cross. Iorio is coming off a zero-point performance against Lehigh in last home game.
SCOUTING THE MIDSHIPMEN
- One of the best teams to hold a lead late in games, Navy is 7-0 when leading in the final five minutes of PL games. On the flip side, Navy is 1-10 when trailing late in games.
- Hasan Abdullah was voted to the All-PL Third Team and All-PL Defensive team after leading third in the league in steals (1.9). Abdullah is second on his team with 10.3 points per game and is shooting 39 percent from the floor.
- George Kiernan leads the squad with 12.4 points per game and finished the season scoring in double figures in each of the final five games. Kiernan scored 17 points twice against American this season.
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.