78
TF 0
FINAL/OT
End
OT
ESP+
Fri Nov. 9
7:00pm
BONUS
75
TF 0
ML: +413
GMASON -8.5, O/U 142.5
ML: -553
AMER
GMASON

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Nelson lifts American over George Mason 78-75 in OT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) Sa'eed Nelson scored 24 points and his 3-point play with 35 seconds left in overtime helped lift American over George Mason 78-75 Friday night in the Eagles' season opener.

Javon Greene's free throws broke a 70-all tie and his layup with 1:43 to go made it 74-70 in favor of George Mason. American closed to 74-73 on Marvin Bragg's 3-pointer and Nelson's 3-point play put American up 76-75. George Mason missed three shots before the buzzer and Sam Iorio's two free throws sealed the win.

Iorio scored 17 points with three 3-pointers and grabbed 13 rebounds, Bragg scored 16 and Mark Gasperini added 14 for the Eagles, who led 32-31 at halftime.

Greene scored 18 for the Patriots and his two free throws tied it at 66 at the end of regulation. AJ Wilson and Ian Boyd scored 11 apiece and Jaire Grayer and Otis Livingston II had 10 each for George Mason (0-2).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Sam Iorio made 2nd of 2 free throws 2.0
+ 1 Sam Iorio made 1st of 2 free throws 2.0
  Personal foul on Ian Boyd 2.0
  Otis Livingston II missed jump shot 5.0
  Marvin Bragg missed free throw 14.0
  Personal foul on Justin Kier 14.0
  Otis Livingston II missed jump shot 22.0
+ 1 Sa'eed Nelson made free throw 35.0
  Shooting foul on Ian Boyd 35.0
+ 2 Sa'eed Nelson made finger-roll layup 35.0
+ 1 Javon Greene made 2nd of 2 free throws 55.0
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OTT
away team logo American 1-0 32341278
home team logo George Mason 0-2 3135975
Team Stats
away team logo American 1-0 72.3 PPG 37 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo George Mason 0-2 71.3 PPG 37.5 RPG 11.9 APG
Key Players
0
S. Nelson 19.3 PPG 5.6 RPG 5.5 APG 50.0 FG%
1
J. Kier 14.5 PPG 6.6 RPG 2.3 APG 48.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB