American U holds of Navy 71-63 behind Nelson
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sa’eed Nelson scored 25 points and made 11 of 12 free throws and American University held off Navy 71-63 on Wednesday night.
Navy closed to 43-41 on a 13-2 run capped by George Kiernan’s layup and his jumper made it at 47-all with 8:43 to play. Gasperini scored six straight and American led 62-56 on Motuzis’ dunk with a minute left and Nelson made 6 of 6 from the stripe in the final 43 seconds.
American pulled away on an 11-2 run and led 32-26 at halftime on Gasperini’s layup.