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College Basketball Preview: Navy (5-8) at American (7-6)

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Navy at American, Wednesday, Jan. 9; 7:00 pm ET

Navy Midshipmen (5-8, 2-0 PL) at American Eagles (7-6, 1-1 PL)

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019; 7:00 pm ET

Bender Arena, Washington DC

The Navy men’s basketball team will travel to Washington DC on Wednesday night to face the American Eagles.

The Midshipmen (5-8, 2-0 Patriot League) are coming off of two upset wins, the last a victory over Holy Cross on Sunday. American (7-6, 1-1 Patriot League) lost to Colgate this weekend, 73-69.

Here’s a look at how the teams match up so far this season.

Team Averages

Points per Game: NAVY: 62.8… American: 72.2

Points Attempted: NAVY: 71.6… American: 67.5

Point Percentage: NAVY: 37.8… American: 47.0

Rebounds per Game: NAVY: 37.8… American: 35.1

Assists per Game: NAVY: 12.3… American: 12.8

Blocks per Game: NAVY: 1.5… American: 3.9

Steals per Game: NAVY: 5.0… American: 6.8

Individual Leaders

Points

NAVY:

1.) Cam Davis (141)

2.) George Kiernan (136)

American:

1.) Sa’eed Nelson (243)

2.) Sam Iorio (208)

3-Pointers

NAVY:

1.) George Kiernan (18)

2.) Hasan Abdullah (18)

American:

1.) Sam Iorio (37)

2.) Stacy Beckton Jr. (15)

Free Throws

NAVY:

1.) George Kiernan (28)

2.) Cam Davis (25)

American:

1.) Sa’eed Nelson (64)

2.) Sam Iorio and Mark Gasperini (tied with 25)

Rebounds

NAVY:

1.) John Carter Jr. (67)

2.) George Kiernan (59)

American:

1.) Sam Iorio (87)

2.) Sa’eed Nelson (71)

Assists

NAVY:

1.) Hasan Abdullah (49)

2.) Cam Davis (21)

American:

1.) Sa’eed Nelson (62)

2.) Mark Gasperini (27)

Blocks

NAVY:

1.) Danny Ogele (5)

2.) Isaiah Burnett (4)

American:

1.) Sam Iorio (13)

2.) Stacy Beckton Jr. (13)

Steals

NAVY:

1.) Hasan Abdullah (25)

2.) John Carter Jr (9)

American:

1.) Sa’eed Nelson (27)

2.) Sam Iorio (14)

The Maryland Sports Blog will be covering the game live on Twitter starting at 7:00 pm ET. We look forward to seeing you there!

Chloe Stowe

Full-time novelist and blogger, Chloe Stowe loves to spin a tale almost as much as she loves her Nats, Navy sports and DC United. #LineupGirl #NavyMaven-- www.chloestowe.net -- @chloeontherocks on Twitter

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