American vs Boston University

American beats top-seed BU for Patriot title, NCAA bid

CBSSports.com wire reports
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BOSTON -- Tony Wroblicky had 15 points, down eight rebounds and two blocks to help American University beat top-seeded Boston University 55-36 on Wednesday night in the Patriot League championship game, sending the Eagles to the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years.

Darius Gardner scored 18 points and had four assists for American, which never trailed while claiming its first conference title since winning back-to-back Patriot League championships in 2008 and 2009 for the first two NCAA tournament appearances in school history.

The Eagles (20-12) closed on a 9-2 run, then celebrated together in a team huddle before being overcome by the American fans who traveled for the game and swarmed the players.

Maurice Watson Jr. led BU (24-10) with 11 points and five rebounds.

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Scoreboard
American (20-12) «243155
Boston University (24-10)162036
AMER:D. Gardner 18 Pts
AMER:T. Wroblicky 8 Reb
AMER:D. Gardner 4 Ast
BU:M. Watson Jr. 11 Pts
BU:D. Morris 8 Reb
BU:M. Watson Jr. 5 Ast
 
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
AmericanBoston University
AMER
Darius Gardner
BU
Maurice Watson Jr.
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
18341125
American Eagles
D. Gardner, G407-92-234218
J. Schoof, G-F401-40-06013
J. Reed, G-F402-55-65329
T. Wroblicky, C365-95-682315
K. Kager, F101-11-20103
M. Vasic, G-F192-30-05005
C. Jones, G-F111-30-02102
Z. Elcano, C40-00-00020
A. Carroll, G10-00-01000
J. Borucki, GDid Not Play
K. Panzer, FDid Not Play
J. Davis, FDid Not Play
K. Kager, GDid Not Play
J. Montgomery, GDid Not Play
L. Neal, GDid Not Play
J. Rhea, GDid Not Play
Y. Yiljep, FDid Not Play
Totals 19-3413-1630111055
 55.9%81.3% 
Boston University Terriers
J. Papale, G342-80-02114
M. Watson Jr., G325-101-325211
D. Morris, F314-102-480110
D. Irving, G301-100-01122
N. Dieudonne, F151-20-02022
T. Robinson, F221-60-01143
M. Thomas, G-F200-10-03010
C. Hankerson, G101-40-01012
J. Alston, F51-10-01022
D. Brossman, G10-00-00000
J. Kennedy, FDid Not Play
B. Mbargorba, CDid Not Play
E. Fanning, GDid Not Play
C. Curry, GDid Not Play
D. Haines, FDid Not Play
B. Madrigal, GDid Not Play
Totals 16-523-72181636
 30.8%42.9% 
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Boston U.15-324-11
American13-520-13
Holy Cross12-620-14
Bucknell11-716-14
Army10-815-16
Lehigh7-1114-18
Colgate6-1213-18
Loyola-Md.6-1211-19
Lafayette6-1211-20
Navy4-149-21