American U. 66, Howard 54

BY foxsports • November 23, 2010

Troy Brewer hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead American University to a 66-54 victory over Howard.

The Eagles (5-0) are off to their best start since 1985-86, when they also began the season 5-0.

Brewer, a transfer from Georgia, was 7 of 13 from long range, tying for the fourth most 3-pointers in school history.

Vlad Moldoveanu added 21 points for his fourth 20-point game of the year for American, and Stephen Lumpkins had 14 points and nine rebounds.

American never trailed, shooting 45.5 percent (15 of 33) in the first half while the Bison (1-4) shot 27.6 percent (8 of 29) for a 37-23 halftime lead.

The Bison cut the deficit to seven twice and hit 15 free throws in the second half. The Eagles sealed the win with six foul shots in the final 1:17.

Mike Phillips and Dadrian Collins led Howard with 11 points apiece.