Men's Basketball Hosts UMES at Bender Arena on Sunday Afternoon

Men's Basketball Hosts UMES at Bender Arena on Sunday Afternoon

Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 1:30 p.m. — Washington, D.C. — Bender Arena (3,500)
Maryland Eastern Shore (1-10) at American University (2-7)
All-Time Record: American leads 3-2
Last Meeting: American 71 - Maryland Eastern Shore 58, 12/29/13
TV: Comcast Mid-Atlantic — Al Koken (pxp), John Feinstein (analyst)
Stream: Patriot League Network
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American Game Notes
UMES Notes

WASHINGTON — The Eagles will conclude their short two-game homestand on Sunday against Maryland Eastern Shore, live on Comcast SportsNet. Both are coming off tough losses and will be looking to get back into the win column. Al Koken and John Feinstein have the call on CSN Mid-Atlantic.

American held an early lead, but Stony Brook pushed the tempo late in the first half behind 22 points by Jameel Warney to come away with the 86-68 win. Stony Brook shot 60 percent from the floor, compared to 53.8 percent from the Eagles. The visitors took the rebounding advantage, 31-20 and scored 44 points in the paint.

Freshman Delante Jones led the Eagles with 15 points on Thursday shooting 5-of-7 from the field and connected on 4-of-5 from the outside. Jones has scored in double figures in five of nine games while averaging 30 minutes per game. Jones is third on the team in scoring at 8.8 points per game.

Junior Paris Maragkos is second on the team in scoring and has reached double figures five times. Against Stony Brook, Maragkos shot 5-of-8 from the field with four assists.

Maryland Eastern Shore enters Sunday afternoon after facing a tough task at Old Dominion against former AU head coach Jeff Jones on Friday. The Hawks will be looking for their second win of the season after facing tough opponents in non-league like Kansas State, Missouri, Georgetown, Michigan State and Maryland. Under second-year head coach Bobby Collins, the Hawks had their best season in 41 years with 18 wins in 2014-15. Devin Martin and Dominique Elliott are both averaging in double figures with Elliott holding the lead in rebounding (6.2).

American holds a 23-11 record over the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.The Eagles have played local D.C. foe Howard 19 times coming away with 15 wins.

AU has taken three of five matches against UMES with the last victory coming on Dec. 29, 2013. Jesse Reed, Kyle Kager and John Schoof each had 15 points in the road win. In the prior meeting, a 63-49 win, Mako Vasic has eight points.

A limited amount of premium location sideline reserved chairback seats still remain for this game, and tickets start at just $7.50 per seat.

The Eagles will return to Bender Arena on Sat., Jan. 3 against Colgate.