Wed., Jan. 13, 2016 — 7:30 P.M. — Washington, D.C. — Bender Arena (3,500)
Boston U. (8-9, 1-3 PL) at American (2-13, 0-4 PL)
All-Time Record: Boston U. Leads 5-2
Last Meeting: Boston U. 61, American 53— Feb. 18, 2015
Stream — Patriot League Network — Mike Watts (PXP), Craig Esherick (Analyst)
American Game Notes
Boston U. Game Notes
WASHINGTON — American will host Boston U. on Wednesday evening at Bender Arena. The Eagles are still looking for their first Patriot League win of the season, while BU is 1-3 in the conference campaign.
In their last outing, junior Paris Maragkos had 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, but Lehigh built off its nine-point halftime lead and came away with a 65-50 win on Saturday afternoon at Bender Arena. Freshman Delante Jones had 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals for the Eagles in a gritty performance. Senior Jesse Reed added 13 points in 38 minutes.
Over the past seven games, Reed has played an average of 38.7 minutes per game, which has propelled the senior to average 12.2 points per contest and he has shot 47 percent from the field in that stretch. Reed has played a full 40-minute game four times this season and 36+ minutes on 11 occasions.
Junior Paris Maragkos has reached double figures in 9 of the 15 games this season and is averaging 9.7 points per game. The Athens, Greece, native is shooting 55 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the line.Boston lost its top returning scorer (Cedric Hankerson) to an early season injury and has begun to bounce back heading into league play. The Terriers picked up key non-league wins over Albany, South Florida, UMass Lowell and Quinnipiac and faced then-No.1 Kentucky in Mid-November, falling by 20 points.
Eric Fanning leads the Terriers in scoring at 13.0. Four other active Terriers are also scoring in double figures: Cheddi Mosely (12.5), John Papale (12.2), Kyle Foreman (10.2) and Nathan Dieudonne (10.1). The Terriers dropped their first three league games before a 21-point win against Lafayette on Wednesday (68-47).