Scores

Final

American U 69

(7-6, 0-1 Patriot)

Yale 65

(4-8, 1-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, January 10, 2005

    1 2 T
    AMER 47 2269
    YALE 25 4065

    Top Performers

    American: M. Cresnik 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Yale: E. Draughan 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    American 69, Yale 65

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Matej Cresnik scored 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as American withstood a strong comeback in a 69-65 win over Yale Monday night.

    American (7-6) made all six of its free throw attempts in the final 31 seconds to hold off the Bulldogs (4-8).

    The Eagles led by 22 at halftime, propelled by 54.3 percent shooting. But Yale battled back to pull to within two four times, the last at 67-65 with 3.7 seconds left on a 3-pointer from Edwin Draughan.

    Patrick Okpwae made four free throws in the final 31 seconds, including two to clinch with 3.7 seconds remaining. Jason Thomas (14 points) made three 3-pointers to start the game and push the Eagles to an 11-3 lead.

    Yale opened the second half by scoring the first 10 points and outscored the Eagles 25-5 to pull to within 52-50 on a Dexter Upshaw tip-in with 9:11 left.

    After Yale again cut it to two, at 58-56, American scored five straight, culminated by a conventional three-point play by Cresnik.

    Andre Ingram added 11 points for American.

    Draughan led Yale with 19 points. Casey Hughes had 14 points and Dominick Martin chipped in 13 for the Bulldogs.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMER
    YALE
    Points 69 65
    FG Made-Attempted 24-55 (.436) 25-67 (.373)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-19 (.842) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 0

    2004-05 Season

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