WASHINGTON -- Garrison Carr scored 28 points, hitting five free throws in the final 35 seconds to help American University hold off Holy Cross 56-50 on Saturday.
With the win, American maintains its first place spot in the Patriot League.
The Eagles (19-7, 11-1) led the entire second half, building on a one-point halftime lead.
The Crusaders (14-13, 9-3) pulled the score to 49-46 on Adam May's 3-pointer with 2:33 left, but Derrick Mercer's layup pushed the lead to five for the Eagles with 1:12 to play. Carr hit his foul shots from there to seal the win.
Mercer finished with 11 points for the Eagles. Carr went 6-for-9 from beyond the arc.
Beinert went 4-for-6 from beyond the 3-point line.