SI – Last season, the American University Eagles went 10-20 overall and 5-10 in the Patriot League. One year later, they’re headed back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. On the back of a lockdown defense, the Eagles knocked off Boston University on Wednesday, 55-36, to win the Patriot League championship. American and Boston were in first and second place, in some order, for the entire conference season. They split their two meetings with one another, but Boston finished two games better in the regular season, earning the seemingly all-important home-court advantage for the conference tournament. The Eagles made the 430-mile trip north from Washington, D.C., to Boston and dominated the game from the outset. They got the first bucket of the game, a layup from Darius Gardner, 32 seconds in and never trailed, increasing the lead to eight by halftime. They kept the Terriers at arm’s length the entire second half, and took a double-digit lead with about eight minutes left that only grew until the final buzzer sounded.
Big congrats to the Eagles. Another day, another local team going dancing!
First Mount St. Mary’s, now the AU Eagles knocking off Boston U to win the Patriot League.
And that only means one thing, and one thing only: Need some American University smokes! Send over your best AU smokes to DMV@Barstoolsports.com.
PS: RIP to Georgetown. Another year, another post season disappointment. But still quite a few other local schools that have yet to officially clinch their spot in March Madness. The DMV just dominates college bball. Dominates.