Join Jake "The Scribe" Lloyd, Dave "Well Dressed" Crespo and Sam "Shortstop" Healy for the only podcast dedicated to American University men's basketball. Throughout the season, the fellas break down the Eagles' games, experiences at Bender Arena, and the Patriot League. Listen for hoops talk, humor, and more!
Now that we're three games into Patriot League play, it's time for the
first edition of our Power Rankings. See below for a team-by-team breakdown
as we head into the fourth game of the 18-game conference season.
No one watches more Bucknell basketball up close than Doug Birdsong, the
play-by-play man of the Bison. Doug took a few minutes out of his very busy
schedule to answer some questions as American prepares to play at the
Four concussions!? The fellas discuss how the Eagles have navigated early
season head injuries to a 3-6 start; the continued ascension of Larry "The
Scorer" Motuzis; Patriot League storylines; and much more....
1. American scores on five of first six possessions
The Eagles came out powerfully on the offensive end, taking the ball to the
basket and scoring consistently. Larry Motuzis and Sa'eed Nelson got to the
rim, and Jesse Little scored as well....
Don't worry about the heartbreaker, guys. Yep, AU just blew a late lead to fall to 0-3, but the new guys are impressing and there are plenty of positives to take from the Eagles' first three games. The fellas break it all down, throw in some jokes, and go on a couple tangents, too.Listen above or below or subscribe on iTunes....
American dropped its 2017-18 opener at Kansas State, 83-48. Here are five
key plays/sequences from the loss.
1. The new guys come out shooting
It was evident from the opening minute that American's new guys weren't
afraid to shoot or wait for the end of the shot clock in Mike Brennan's
Princeton scheme. CB bricked a 3. Larry Motuzis got AU on the board. CB
nailed a corner 3. Sam Iorio missed an open look. And watch CB get up and
miss a put-back dunk off a Sa'eed Nelson miss. It's evident these...
The wait is almost over. The fellas leave no rocks unturned in cautiously
predicting the 2017-18 season for the Eagles and the Patriot League and
dissecting the biggest storylines. Here's your primer for a new season of
0-32:00 — Biggest storylines
33-45 — Mailbag
45-1:00 — Non-conference preview
1:00 — Patriot League preview...
Dave Crespo of the podcast was at AU Media Day and the Chalk Talk Oct. 21,
where he spoke to most of the players and coach Mike Brennan, and had these
initial takeaways of the 2017-18 AU Eagles who were predicted to finish
ninth in the Patriot League by the conference's coaches and SIDs....
Crespo and Jake hold a late-night session to break down American's late-season success and the Eagles' prospects as they head into the league tournament. Listen for the perfect preview of Patriot League postseason basketball.Listen above or below....
If American's season ends early in the Patriot League tournament — a quarterfinal loss at Bucknell seems most likely — the 2016-17 season will be chalked up as a disappointment. A team that couldn't even win double figure games. Injuries. Regression for Delante Jones. An unsteady rotation.Except that it hasn't been a complete wash. It's been far from that. Freshman Sa'eed Nelson is a big reason why. Nelson has made a struggling, slow-tempo team fun to watch because you never know what he'll do next. Fr...