Army beats American 82-70 behind Wilson’s 14 points
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Matthew Wilson scored 14 points and led five players in double-figure scoring and Army beat American University 82-70 on Saturday, snapping a three-game slide.
Luke Morrison added 12 points, Thomas Funk and Alex King had 11 and Lonnie Grayson chipped in 10 for the Black Knights (13-10, 6-6 Patriot).
Jordan Fox made a 3-pointer and Wilson a pair of layups as part of an 11-3 run midway through the first half to put Army ahead 20-12. Grayson drained a 3 and Funk hit a layup to stretch it to 27-14 with 7:24 to go and the Black Knights were up 40-32 at the break.
American closed to 59-54 on a pair of Larry Motuzis layups with 9:46 to go but Grayson answered for Army with a 3-pointer and Morrison, King and Tucker Blackwell followed with three more to help push it to 78-62 with 3:05 left.
Sa’eed Nelson scored 21 points with nine assists for the Eagles (5-18, 2-10) who have lost the last five.