ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Saeed Nelson scored 19 points and added four steals to help lead American University to a 74-58 win over Navy on Wednesday night.
The win for the Eagles avenges a loss earlier in the season to Navy.
Four other players finished in double figures for American (7-21, 4-13 Patriot League), which shot a very efficient 61 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from 3-point range. Mark Gasperini finished with 13 points, Matt Cimino and Charlie Jones each scored 12, and James Washington chipped in 10.
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Shawn Anderson scored 17 points and Tom Lacey added 10 to lead Navy (15-14, 10-7), which shot a dismal 31.3 percent and 5 of 29 from long distance.
American led by six at halftime and took a 10-point lead, 53-43, with 11 minutes left after a Gasperini jumper. An Anderson 3 got the Midshipmen back to within seven, but they never got closer.