Saturday, November 21 – 7 p.m. – Loretto, Pa. – Degol Arena (3,500)
American University (0-2) at Saint Francis University (1-1)
Last Meeting: American 49 - Saint Francis U. 46, 11/17/14
All-Time Record: American leads, 12-5
Radio: WFED 1050 AM — Dan Laing (pxp), Jeremy Huber (analyst)
LORETTO, Pa. — The American University men's basketball team will face Saint Francis University on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for a 2 p.m. tip was moved due to a Red Flash football game.
American enters the contest 0-2 on the season while Saint Francis (Pa.) is 1-1 with a win over Westminster on Tuesday.
It will be the final homecoming procession Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, native senior Jesse Reed, who will have in excess of 50 fans making the hour trip across the Keystone State. Reed is second on the team averaging 9.5 points per game. Saturday's game will be Reed's 95th game and 70th start in an Eagle uniform.
Athens, Greece, product junior Paris Maragkos has led the Eagles in scoring in both games. Maragkos is averaging 14.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 46 percent from the floor. The 6-foor-9 center has reached doubles figures twice with a 16-and-12-point performance, respectively, against Rhode Island and Hampton.
Junior Charlie Jones has been the most versatile player for the Eagles this season. On Tuesday, against Hampton, He finished with six points, eight rebounds and four assists. In the season opener, Jones had six points, three steals and two rebounds
Rookies Delante Jones, James Washington and Andrija Matic have impressed the coaching staff so far. Jones sits tied for third on the team averaging 6.0 points per game. Washington is sixth in minutes played at 18.5 per contest while Matic played a smart game against Hampton and was a point of conversation by head coach Mike Brennan after the game. Jones and Washington received crunch time minutes on Tuesday against Hampton, a spot coach Brennan felt they deserved.
SAINT FRANCIS SCOUT:
The Red Flash recently defeated Westminster, 103-72 in its home-opener on Tuesday. The Red Flash opened the season at No. 18/19 Notre Dame and fell to the Fighting Irish, 87-56. Ben Millaud-Meunier scored a career-high 32 points in the win over Westminster. Greg Brown is second on the team at 15.0 points per game, followed by Isaiah Blackmon at 14.0 and Malik Harmon at 12.5. Basil Thompson rounds out the Red Flash in double figure averages at 12 points. The Red Flash were selected eighth in the Northeast Conference Preseason Poll.