@AU_MBasketball Welcomes New Hampshire in the Home Opener

Team Huddle

Game 3  ·  New Hampshire (2-1, 0-0 America East) vs. American (1-1, 0-0 PL) 
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 ·  7 p.m. ·  Washington, D.C. (Bender Arena)
All-Time Record: American leads, 3-1

TV: Stadium (Fios ch. 820)
OTT: Pluto (ch. 207), XUMO (ch. 745)
Talent: Dan Laing (pxp), David Aldridge (analyst), Chloe Pavlich (Sideline)

Live Stats

Game Notes: 
 American  |  New Hampshire

WASHINGTON — The American University men's basketball team hosts New Hampshire on Friday evening in the home opener at Bender Arena. 

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • Mark Gasperini led the Eagles with 17 points at Northwestern on Monday. Gasperini shot 6 of 13 from the field and 5 of 8 from the line. 
  • Sa'eed Nelson battled a through a tough defensive assignment against the Wildcats and finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. 
  • Jacob Boonyasith scored six points off the bench and made both 3-point attempts. 
  • Through two games this season, American has played a more up-tempo style, averaging 64.5 points per contest. In the win over George Mason, AU distributed the ball more often allowing  Nelson the opportunity to roll off ball screens.

SCOUTING THE WILDCATS

  • New Hampshire is coming off a win against division III member Mount St. Vincent, 100-61. The Wildcats other wins also came against a non-d1 member Rivier, 108-54. The middle contest and only d1 opponent, UMass win by 39 (104-75). 
  • Jayden Martinez and Josh Hopkins lead the Wildcats in scoring with both averaging 12.3 points per game. 
  • Chris Lester leads the team in rebounds (5.7). 
  • Freshmen Nick Guadarrama and Marque Maultsby are third and fourth in scoring, averaging 11.3 and 10.0 points per game, respectively. Both have been key reserves for the Wildcats.

WILDCAT RECAP

  • American held a lead midway through the first half with its largest lead four (17-13) at the 12:16 mark.
  • The Eagles trailed 38-31 at the break after the Wildcats went on a 7-0 run to finish the half.  
  • Northwestern was led by Vic Law with 26 points. 
  • Dererk Pardon had a double-double with 13 points and 18 rebounds.

JB DEEP DISH 

  • Jacob Boonyasith connected on a pair of 3-pointers against Northwestern on Monday.
  • Boonyasith played a season-best 13 minutes.

YILJEP SCORES

  • Yilret Yiljep scored his first basket against Northwestern since Jan. 5, 2014. 
  • Yiljep finished with five points and four rebounds in 20 minutes.

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