Scores

Final OT

American U 75

(21-7, 13-1 Patriot)

Lafayette 68

(8-21, 4-10 Patriot)

    2:00 PM ET, February 28, 2009

    Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pennsylvania

    1 2 OT T
    AMER 29 31 1575
    LAF 24 36 868

    Top Performers

    American University: G. Carr 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Lafayette: M. Gruner 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    American U. 75, Lafayette 68

    Associated Press

    EASTON, Pa. -- Garrison Carr scored 11 of his game-high 23 points in overtime to lead American to a 75-68 victory over Lafayette on Saturday.

    Derrick Mercer had 12 points for American (21-7, 13-1 Patriot League) while Brian Gilmore and Nick Hendra each contributed 11 points.

    Jeff Kari scored 19 points for Lafayette (8-21, 4-10) while Michael Gruner scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds and Andrew Brown added 14 points.

    American led 29-24 at the half and held a 59-51 lead late in the second half, but the Leopards went on a 9-1 run to tie the score at 60 with 28 seconds left and force overtime. Carr opened the extra period with one 3-pointer and hit two more to give American a 69-64 lead, and he then hit two free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMER
    LAF
    Points 75 68
    FG Made-Attempted 25-54 (.463) 20-58 (.345)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-25 (.400) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 20-23 (.870)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 4

    2008-09 Season

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    Jan 31, 2009 @AMER 78, LAF 65Recap
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