WASHINGTON — Men's basketball sophomore forward Sam Iorio claimed this week's GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week after propelling the Eagles to a 73-69 win UMBC on Saturday.
Iorio finished the game with 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Iorio nailed the game-winning 3-pointer for the Eagles with 1.5 seconds remaining after UMBC tied the game on the previous possession.
Through four games, Iorio is third on the team in scoring at 10.5 points per game and leads the squad with 7.3 rebounds per contest.
American will visit VMI on Tuesday evening before a return game with Wagner at Bender Arena on Friday.
.��@siorio22 (Sam Iorio) with a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give #AUMBB the lead and the win at @UMBC_MBB with an assist by Sa'eed Nelson @ESPNAssignDesk @espn #SCTop10 @WatchStadium @PatriotLeagueTV pic.twitter.com/SenVCwa4S8— American U. Men's Basketball (@AU_MBasketball) November 24, 2018