College Basketball Preview: American (12-9) at Navy (7-14)

close up of a basketball
Navy at Loyola Maryland, Thursday, Feb. 21.

American Eagles (12-9, 6-4 PL) at Navy Midshipmen (7-14, 4-6 PL)

 

Alumni Hall, Annapolis, MD

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019; 7:00 pm ET

The Navy Midshipmen welcome the American Eagles to Alumni Hall on Wednesday night for men's college basketball action.

Navy is coming off a 71-68 win over Loyola Maryland on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Mids improved to 7-14 on the season and 4-6 in the Patriot League.

American also won their last time out, defeating Holy Cross, 66-49 on Feb.2. The Eagles are 12-9 overall and 6-4 in conference play.

Here's how the teams' season numbers compare going into Wednesday night's game.

Team Averages

 

Points per Game:
Points Attempted:
Point Percentage:
Rebounds per Game:
Assists per Game:
Blocks per Game:
Steals per Game:

American

71.7
67.3
46.8
34.0
13.1
4.1
7.7

Navy

64.8
72.2
39.6
38.0
12.7
1.6
5.2

Individual Leaders

 

Points
3-Pointers
Free Throws
Rebounds
Assists
Blocks
Steals

American

Sa’eed Nelson (401)
Sam Iorio (49)
Sa’eed Nelson (118)
Sam Iorio (129)
Sa’eed Nelson (108)
Stacy Beckton Jr. (22)
Sa’eed Nelson (52)

Navy

George Kiernan (253)
George Kiernan (34)
George Kiernan (47)
George Kiernan (109)
Hasan Abdullah (93)
Danny Ogele & George Kiernan (6)
Hasan Abdullah (42)

The Maryland Sports Blog will cover the basketball game live on Twitter. Coverage begins at 7:00 pm ET. We look forward to seeing you then!

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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