Tuesday, November 17 – 7:30 p.m. – Washington, D.C.— Bender Arena (2,930)
Hampton (0-1) at American (0-1)
Last Meeting: American 64 - Hampton 60, 11/26/14
All-Time Record: American leads, 2-1
Stream: Patriot League Network — Dan Laing (pxp), Jeremy Huber (analyst)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After dropping the season-opener to Rhode Island, 65-42, the American University men's basketball team makes its long-awaited home debut on Tuesday against MEAC member Hampton.
Junior Paris Maragkos had quite the AU debut at Rhode Island when the center scored a game-high 16 points. The 6-9 forward led the Eagles early in the contest with the squad's first points of the season on a hook shot followed by a three-pointer. Maragkos finished with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.
Senior Jesse Reed will be presented with his 1,000-career point ball prior to the contest. Reed finished last season with 1,004 career points reaching the feat during the Patriot League Championship
American will play 12 games inside Bender Arena this year. The Eagles, under Mike Brennan, are 19-6 at home in his two years and have averaged 64 points while allowing 60 per game.
HAMPTON SCOUTING REPORT
Hampton dropped its season-opener at Winthrop, 102-95, on Friday night. Quinton Chievous led the Pirates with 29 points and 23 rebounds.Lawrence Cooks finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Hampton shot 44 percent from the field and made 10 triples. The Pirates outrebounded Winthrop, 52-33. Hampton was picked to finish second in the MEAC behind North Carolina Central.
On Saturday, the Eagles will return a home-and-home match with Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Last season, the Eagles came away with the home win, 49-46. Jesse Reed led the Eagles with 18 points. For Saint Francis, it was a tough start, falling at No. 18/19 Notre Dame, 87-56, on Friday night. Greg Brown led the Red Flash with 15 points. SFPA shot 32.7 percent from the field with six of its 17 baskets from the outside.
TICKETS: The Eagles will make their home debut in Bender Arena this Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. against Hampton. A limited amount of premium location sideline reserved chairback seats still remain for this game, and tickets start at just $7.50 per seat. Click here to purchase online or call (202) 885-TIXX to secure your tickets.
SECURITY: Due to increased security concerns, fans are advised to leave large bags and backpacks at home when attending events at Bender Arena. All bags will be subject to check prior to entry.