Men's Hoops Looks For Revenge at Lafayette on Wednesday

Men's Hoops Looks For Revenge at Lafayette on Wednesday

Wed., Jan. 20, 2016 • 7 P.M.  •  Easton, Pa. • Kirby Sports Center  (2,644)
American (2-15, 0-6 PL) at Lafayette (5-12, 2-4 PL)
All-Time Record: American leads 34-19
Last Meeting: Lafayette 65, American 63— Mar. 11, 2015
Stream — PLN — Gary Laubach (PXP), John Leone (Analyst)
Radio — WFED 1500 AM — Dan Laing (PXP), Jeremy Huber (Analyst)

American Game Notes
Lafayette Game Notes

WASHINGTON — The American University men's basketball team is looking for its first win of the Patriot League season on Wednesday when it heads to Lafayette. 

On Sunday, the Eagles went into halftime tied with Army West Point, but the Black Knights went on a 20-2 run in the second half and won 65-45. Freshman Delante Jones led the Eagles with 14 points in 40 minutes. Jones collected three rebounds, two assists and two steals in the contest. Senior Jesse Reed had 11 points and three boards.

Senior Marko Vasic is set to be the next AU Eagle to play in 100 career games. Wednesday's contest will be his 99th of his career. He will be the second active Eagle to hit the 100-game mark. Senior Jesse Reed played in his 100th career game at Wagner earlier this season. Junior Charlie Jones is next in line having played 76 games in his career.

Delante Jones is gearing up to be the next marathon man for American, as the freshman is second in minutes played this season at 30.9 and has played in over 30 minutes in 11 of the 16 games he's played this season. Jones has played a full 40 twice this season. Classmate James Washington is behind him in minutes at 28.2. 

SCOUTING LAFAYETTE

After a tough non-conference slate, Lafayette is looking to rebound after winning the Patriot League championship last season. At 2-4, the Leopards sit in eighth place after an 87-61 loss to Navy on Saturday. Nick Linder leads the team in scoring (16.7) and assists (75). He dropped 25 points against the Eagles in the PL Championship game last season and has always been a tough player to defend. Matt Klinewski is second in scoring at 13.0 and leads the squad in rebounds (5.8) Bryce Scott has missed the last three games due to an injury, but has always been a threat from the outside (44.3%). The Leopards are struggling on the glass the season, allowing the opposition to pull down 7.7 more per game. Lafayette's key wins this season are over Penn and Army West Point.