American Eagles men's basketball
|Head coach||Mike Brennan (2nd year)|
Red, White, and Blue
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|2008, 2009, 2014|
|Conference tournament champions|
|2008, 2009, 2014|
|Conference regular season champions|
|ECC: 1975, 1981, 1983,
Patriot League: 2002, 2004 (co-champion), 2008, 2009
The American Eagles men's basketball team represents American University in Washington, D.C. in NCAA Division I competition. The school's team competes in the Patriot League and play their home games in Bender Arena. Their rivals include Boston University, Bucknell University, and Navy.
In 2008, the Eagles earned their first ever bid to the NCAA Tournament by defeating the Colgate Raiders in the final round of the Patriot League tournament. The Eagles were seeded 15th against #2 Tennessee. American held tight against the Volunteers most of the game, but Tennessee pulled away to win 72–57.
In 2009, the Eagles would again earn entry to the NCAA Tournament by defeating Holy Cross 73–57, winning the Patriot League Tournament for a second consecutive year. They were ranked 14th and faced off against #3 Villanova. The Eagles held a lead for most of the game and led by 10 points at halftime, but eventually lost 80–67 after a significant Wildcats comeback.
The Eagles are 0–3 in three NCAA Tournament appearances.
|2008||First round||#2 Tennessee||L 72–57|
|2009||First round||#3 Villanova||L 80–67|
|2014||Second round||#2 Wisconsin||L 75–35|
The Eagles are 0–3 in three National Invitation Tournament appearances.
|1973||First round||Louisville||L 97–84|
|1981||First round||Toledo||L 91–83|
|1982||First round||Bradley||L 76–65|
The Eagles are 0–1 in one CollegeInsider.com Tournament appearance.
|2012||First round||Buffalo||L 78–61|
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