MSM Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers 56
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Mount St. Mary's Overall (2-9)
ATS (0-0)
O/U (0-0)
December 18 2018
- Patriot League Network
AMER American University Eagles 55
American University Eagles American University Overall (5-4)
ATS (0-0)
O/U (0-0)
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
12
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers OFF OFF OFF
2927
American University Eagles OFF OFF OFF
2233
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
MSM OFF OFF OFF
AMER OFF OFF OFF
Recap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Malik Jefferson hit a jump shot in the final minutes to give Mount St. Mary's enough cushion to hold off American 56-55 on Tuesday night for its second win this season.

Jefferson's jumper gave the Mountaineers a 56-53 lead. American's Josh Alexander made two free throws to close to the final score with 41 seconds left. Marvin Bragg stole the ball with six seconds left to give the Eagles a chance to take the win, but Sa'eed Nelson missed a layup. Omar Habwe grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Mount St. Mary's (2-9) which has won two straight after opening 0-9.

Jefferson finished with 12 points and a Division I program-record 20 rebounds. He had 12 offensive boards.

Mount St. Mary's took a 29-22 lead into the break and remained out front until a Nelson jump shot tied it at 35-35 with 13:37 remaining. Jefferson answered with a jumper, Nana Opoku followed with a jump shot and Vado Morse drove for a layup for a 41-35 advantage. The Eagles fought back to tie but could never take the lead.

Nelson had 23 points for American (5-4).

Matchup
Mountaineers Overall
W/L 2-9
ATS 0-0
Pts For 67.3
Pts Against 80.5
Total 0-0
Mountaineers Away
W/L 1-7
ATS 0-0
Pts For 66.0
Pts Against 83.4
Total 0-0
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-18
6:00 PM
at American University W 56-55
12-15
3:00 PM
Wilson College W 74-59
12-8
3:00 PM
Lehigh L 85-78
12-5
5:30 PM
at St. John's L 85-71
12-1
12:00 PM
at Loyola (MD) L 75-65
11-25
12:00 PM
at Morgan State L 78-68
11-21
4:00 PM
North Carolina A&T L 74-60
11-18
3:00 PM
at Maryland L 92-77
11-14
6:00 PM
at Marshall L 98-75
11-9
6:30 PM
at Hofstra L 79-61
Avg. Points For 68.5
Avg. Points Against 78.0
ATS 0-0
Over/Under 0-0
Eagles Overall
W/L 5-4
ATS 0-0
Pts For 70.6
Pts Against 66.9
Total 0-0
Eagles Home
W/L 2-2
ATS 0-0
Pts For 69.0
Pts Against 61.5
Total 0-0
Last 9 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-18
6:00 PM
Mount St. Mary's L 56-55
12-8
3:00 PM
at Howard L 85-83
12-4
6:00 PM
St. Francis (PA) W 95-82
11-30
6:00 PM
Wagner L 64-58
11-27
6:00 PM
at Virginia Military W 74-64
11-24
12:00 PM
at UMBC W 73-69
11-16
6:00 PM
New Hampshire W 68-44
11-12
7:00 PM
at Northwestern L 63-51
11-9
6:00 PM
at George Mason W 78-75
Avg. Points For 70.6
Avg. Points Against 66.9
ATS 0-0
Over/Under 0-0
Scoring
Mount St. Mary's
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Malik Jefferson (F) 29:006-12 50%0-0 0%0-1 0%122000134012
Jalen Gibbs (G) 36:003-12 25%0-3 0%2-4 50%271102008
Dee Barnes (G) 24:003-7 42.9%2-3 66.7%0-0 0%020100308
Omar Habwe (F) 30:001-4 25%1-4 25%4-5 80%032000107
Vado Morse (G) 26:002-9 22.2%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%011101207
Damian Chong Qui (G) 29:003-6 50%0-3 0%0-0 0%143001206
Nana Opoku (F) 19:002-6 33.3%0-1 0%2-2 100%120011206
Collin Nnamene (F) 5:001-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%110000202
Martin Poulsen (F) 2:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%110001000
American University
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Sa'eed Nelson (G) 40:0011-21 52.4%0-4 0%1-4 25%1632010023
Sam Iorio (F) 37:004-10 40%2-7 28.6%2-2 100%2610211012
Josh Alexander (F) 22:004-5 80%1-2 50%3-3 100%1700002012
Larry Motuzis (G) 17:003-7 42.9%0-3 0%0-0 0%130002106
Jesse Little (F) 4:001-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%001000002
Marvin Bragg (G) 32:000-4 0%0-3 0%0-0 0%021100200
Jacob Boonyasith (G) 19:000-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%000102200
Stacy Beckton Jr. (G) 13:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%011000200
Yilret Yiljep (F) 11:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010001200
Matt Cimino (F) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000100000
Cheikh Diallo (G) 2:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000000000