Eagles Looking for Third Straight Home Win on Saturday

Eagles Looking for Third Straight Home Win on Saturday

Sat., Feb. 10, 2016 • 4 P.M.  • Washington, D.C. • Bender Arena (3,500)
Army West Point  (14-11, 5-8 PL) at American (7-17, 5-8 PL)   
All-Time Record: American leads 26-9
Last Meeting: Army 65, American 45 — Jan. 17, 2016
Stream PLN —Dan Laing (PXP), Jeremy Huber  (Analyst)
TV — Comcast Mid-Atlantic— Al Koken (PXP), John Feinstein  (Analyst)
Live Stats

American Game Notes
Army Game Notes 

WASHINGTON — After two on the road, American returns to Bender Arena to host Army West Point on Hall of Fame Day. The Eagles faced a tough Boston University squad on Wednesday at Case Gym and fell to the Terriers, 71-51.

Freshman Delante Jones led AU with 18 points on 8-of-9 from the line. Senior Jesse Reed added 12 points and junior Paris Maragkos had 11. American battled back from a first-half deficit and cut BU's lead to two points (46-44) with 8:34 left. However, a 25-7 run down the stretch pushed the Terriers ahead for good.

Delante Jones leads the Eagles in league-only scoring at 13.6 points per game. The Chantilly, Virginia, native has reached double digits during PL play in 10 of the 13 games so far. Jones had a pair of 23-point performances during January and two 18-point games in February. Overall, Jones is second on the team in points per game (11.2) behind Reed at 12.3.

Army West Point Scouting Report

Since hosting American on Jan. 17, the Black Knights have dropped five of seven and needed overtime to secure a win against Lafayette, but fell to Loyola in double overtime.

Tanner Plomb leads Army and the Patriot League in scoring at 21.4 points per game. Kyle Wilson, the PL's active career scoring leader, is second at 16.7 per game Kevin Ferguson is behind them in third. Ferguson also leads the league in rebounding at 8.7 per game.

Seventh-year head coach Zach Spiker saw a tremendous improvement during the non-conference slate, as the Black Knights finished 9-3 with wins over Fairleigh Dickinson, Air Force and Monmouth. 

Hall of Fame Day

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and can participate in AU Athletics' eighth annual silent auction, benefitting AU student-athletes beginning at 3 p.m. on the Bender concourse.

Admission to the silent auction is free with a game ticket and there is something for every Eagles fan to bid on, including great items such as fine dining, travel, sports memorabilia and experiences, art and more.

At halftime of the contest, American will recognize the Class of 2016 inductees into the Cassell Hall.

Tickets start at just $7.50 per seat, and a limited amount of premium location, sideline reserved chairback seats still remain. Click here to purchase online or call (202) 885-TIXX to secure your tickets.