American vs Boston University

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

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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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

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AmericanBoston University
Darius Gardner
Maurice Watson Jr.
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
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
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Boston U.12-618-14187
Holy Cross9-915-17208
Army West Point6-1213-19267