American University Tops Navy, 71-63

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American beats Navy, 71-63.

The Eagles of American University held off the Navy Midshipmen, 71-63, in men’s college basketball action Wednesday night in Washington DC.

American improves to 8-6 on the season and 2-1 in the Patriot League. Navy falls to 5-9 overall and 2-1 in Patriot League play. The loss breaks the Mids two game winning streak.

Here’s a look at each team’s final numbers.

Final Team Stats

Field Goal Percentage: NAVY: 43.3%… American: 51.0%

3-Point Percentage: NAVY: 11.8%… American: 17.6%

Free Throw Percentage: NAVY: 64.3%… American: 84.2%

Rebounds: NAVY: 33… American: 30

Turnovers: NAVY: 15… American: 12

Steals: NAVY: 5… American: 8

Individual Leaders


Navy: George Kiernan (17)

American: Sa’eed Nelson (25)


Navy: George Kiernan (11)

American: Sam Iorio (6)


Navy: Hasan Abdullah (5)

American: Sa’eed Nelson (4)

Next up for the American Eagles will be a trip to Bucknell on the Jan. 12. Navy heads back home to host Boston University on Saturday.

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Chloe Stowe

Full-time novelist and blogger, Chloe Stowe loves to spin a tale almost as much as she loves her Nats and Navy sports (on Twitter, she's the #NavyMaven and #curlyWchick). This season will be her first as the Director of Nationals Coverage for the Maryland Sports Blog.

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