American Eagles men's basketball

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American Eagles
2014–15 American Eagles men's basketball team
American Eagles athletic logo
University American University
Conference Patriot League
Location Washington, DC
Head coach Mike Brennan (2nd year)
Arena Bender Arena
(Capacity: 3,044)
Nickname Eagles

Red, White, and Blue

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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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.

Postseason history[edit]

2007–08 season[edit]

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.

2008–09 season[edit]

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.

NCAA results[edit]

The Eagles are 0–3 in three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Year Round Opponent Result
2008 First round #2 Tennessee L 72–57
2009 First round #3 Villanova L 80–67
2014 Second round #2 Wisconsin L 75–35

NIT results[edit]

The Eagles are 0–3 in three National Invitation Tournament appearances.

Year Round Opponent Result
1973 First round Louisville L 97–84
1981 First round Toledo L 91–83
1982 First round Bradley L 76–65

CIT results[edit]

The Eagles are 0–1 in one Tournament appearance.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First round Buffalo L 78–61

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