Nelson's 21 Points Locks @AU_MBasketball in Fourth Heading Into PL Tournament

Sa'eed Nelson

WORCESTER, Mass.Sa'eed Nelson led American with 21 points en route to an 86-66 win over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon. 

Postgame Notes

  • Nelson led the attack with 21 points on 8 of 11 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line. Nelson also had eight rebounds and seven assists in 21 minutes. 
  • Jacob Boonyasith had 19 points and was dynamic from the outside connecting on 5 of 6 from three.
  • Sam Iorio added 17 points and five rebounds. Iorio made 4 of 6 from the outside. 
  • Stacy Beckton Jr. scored 12 points on 5 of 6 from the field with six rebounds. 
  • Larry Motuzis dropped 11 points on 4 of 6 from the field and 2 of 4 from the outside.
  • American led 45-31 at the half. 
  • Jehyve Floyd led the Crusaders with 19 points. He was one of four Crusaders to finish in double figures.

PL Tournament Notes

  • American will host a PL Quarterfinal contest for the first time since the 2013-14 season when No. 2 AU defeated No. 7 Colgate, 59-50.
  • American is 14-1 all-time in the PL Quarterfinals and 3-0 under Brennan.
  • American is 3-1 in the PL Quarterfinals as the No. 4 seed.
  • American has never reached the PL Finals as the No.4 seed and is 0-3 in the PL semifinals falling to the top seed each time. 
  • American is 1-0 against Navy in the 4/5 matchup. The Eagles defeated the Midshipmen 62-60 during the 2010-11 season. 

Up Next

  • No. 4 American and will host No. 5 Navy on Thursday in the Patriot League Quarterfinals at 7 p.m. 

PL Quarterfinal Ticket Info

  • Ticket prices for the quarterfinal game, set by the Patriot League, are $14 for adults and $7 for seniors (65+) and youth (under 13).
  • Rates for groups with 10+ are $5 per person and must be purchased in advance through the box office.  AU students with valid AU ID will be admitted free of charge.
  • Tickets are now on sale via AUeagles.com/Tickets. Fans can also visit the Athletics Ticket Office in person, or call (202) 885-TIXX (8499) Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to secure their seats. 

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