STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Nick Hendra scored 16 points and Frane Marcusovic added 13 to help American beat Stony Brook 56-53 on Tuesday night.
Garrison Carr had 10 points for the Eagles (4-1), including two free throws with 15 seconds left that sealed the victory.
Dallis Joyner's layup at 17:01 of the second half tied the game at 31. Hendra closed out a 7-1 run on a layup at 12:28 that put American up 38-32. The Patriots got within 54-53 on Brenton's putback with 17 seconds left before Carr hit his two free throws.