Men's Basketball Completes Great American Road Trip in New York on Sunday

Men's Basketball Completes Great American Road Trip in New York on Sunday

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 2 p.m. - Staten Island, N.Y. - Spiro Center (2,100)
American University (2-5) at Wagner (3-2)
All-Time Record: American leads 6-5
Last Meeting: Wagner 75 - American 59, 11/22/05
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The American University men's basketball will conclude its six-game road trip at Wagner on Sunday afternoon.

AU is coming off a four-point win at Youngstown State, 60-56, on Friday night while Wagner sat idle since its Tuesday win against Morgan State, 62-61. American is 2-3 during the trip so far and will return home for a pair before its last non-conference game at LSU before Christmas.

Senior Jesse Reed will play in his 100th-career game as an Eagle on Sunday. Through 99 games, Reed has played in 30 or more minutes 66 times and has reached that plateau In his last 17 games, dating back to last season. Reed has played a complete 40-minute twice this season. Reed's minimum this season was 31 minutes at Mount St Mary's on Tuesday.

Junior Jalen Rhea has been a spark off the bench for the Eagles in both wins this season. At Youngstown State, Rhea added eight points, including the game-winning three and free throws to cap the win. In the Eagles' first win at New Hampshire, Rhea had seven points and three assists.

Sunday's contest will sort of a homecoming for AU head coach Mike Brennan, who grew up just on the other side of the Goethals Bridge in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The third-year bench boss for the Eagles played at Elizabeth High School before joining Pete Carill at Princeton for college. Brennan is expected to have a large cheering section behind the AU bench.


The Seahawks are led by fourth-year head coach Bashir Mason (2/11/84), who is the second youngest head coach in D1 behind Tennessee State's Dana Ford (6/9/84). Wagner started the season with a pair of Big East losses to St. John's (66-57) and Seton Hall (69-59). Since then, the Grymes Hill cagers defeated Maine, The College of Staten Island (D3) and Morgan State. Corey Henson and Dwaun Anderson lead the squad with double-figure scoring. Henson averages 16.6 and Anderson at 13.4 points per game. Michael Carey paces the squad on the glass at 7.8 per game and is third in scoring at 7.6.