Gasperini's 21 points lead American past Loyola (MD) 74-68
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BALTIMORE (AP) Mark Gasperini was 10-of-13 shooting and scored 21 points with five rebounds and four assists and American beat Loyola (MD) 74-68 on Wednesday night.
Cheikh Diallo's jump shot with 13:21 left broke a tie at 42 and the Eagles (11-9, 5-4 Patriot League) led the rest of the way. Gasperini's 3-point play with 3 1/2 minutes left made it 63-52 before an 11-3 run capped by Andrew Kostecka's three free throws brought the Greyhounds within 66-63 with 1:58 left. American made its final eight foul-shot attempts to secure the win.
The score was tied at 33-all at halftime.
Jacob Boonyasith scored 13 for American and Sa'eed Nelson scored 10 with six assists, five rebounds and matched his career-high with five steals; the third time he's done it.
Updated January 30, 2019