AU women’s basketball team wins Patriot League title

American guard Maria Liddane, right, battles for the ball against Navy guard Bianca Roach, left, during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Maria Liddane, right, battles for the ball against Navy guard Bianca Roach, left, during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women’s tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

American guard Emily Kinneston (4) fights for the ball against Navy guard Hannah Fenske (13) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Emily Kinneston (4) fights for the ball against Navy guard Hannah Fenske (13) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women’s tournament championship, Sunday March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

American guard Maria Liddane (14) goes to the basket against Navy guard Sophie Gatzounas (33) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Maria Liddane (14) goes to the basket against Navy guard Sophie Gatzounas (33) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women’s tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

American guard Maria Liddane (14) battles for the ball against Navy guard Bianca Roach (15) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Maria Liddane (14) battles for the ball against Navy guard Bianca Roach (15) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women’s tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

American guard Emily Kinneston (4) shoots against Navy guard Jasmine Bishop (21) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Emily Kinneston (4) shoots against Navy guard Jasmine Bishop (21) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women’s tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington.

Navy forward Laurel Jaunich (10) battles for the ball against American forward Cecily Carl (44) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Navy forward Laurel Jaunich (10) battles for the ball against American forward Cecily Carl (44) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women’s tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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American guard Maria Liddane, right, battles for the ball against Navy guard Bianca Roach, left, during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Emily Kinneston (4) fights for the ball against Navy guard Hannah Fenske (13) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Maria Liddane (14) goes to the basket against Navy guard Sophie Gatzounas (33) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Maria Liddane (14) battles for the ball against Navy guard Bianca Roach (15) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
American guard Emily Kinneston (4) shoots against Navy guard Jasmine Bishop (21) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Navy forward Laurel Jaunich (10) battles for the ball against American forward Cecily Carl (44) during the first half an NCAA college basketball game for the Patriot League women's tournament championship, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — American University’s women’s basketball team won the Patriot League tournament over the Naval Academy 58-49 in a game that came down to the final minute.

The win punches their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

This was the second Patriot League title for the American University’s women’s team, their first since 2015.

It was also the 26th win for the Eagles, who set a single season record this season for wins under head coach Megan Gebbia, in her third season at the helm.

American will find out who they play during the Women’s NCAA Selection Show on Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Navy, who had also set a single season school record for wins with 25, will also be watching to see if they’re going to the big dance.

 

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