Boston University hosts Stephens and American

Boston University Terriers (9-7, 2-1 Patriot) at American Eagles (11-3, 3-0 Patriot)

Washington; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: American hosts the Boston University Terriers after Elijah Stephens scored 21 points in American’s 73-68 overtime win over the Holy Cross Crusaders.

The Eagles have gone 4-1 in home games. American ranks eighth in the Patriot in rebounding averaging 29.6 rebounds. Johnny O’Neil leads the Eagles with 6.5 boards.

The Terriers have gone 2-1 against Patriot opponents. Boston University is fourth in the Patriot with 24.4 defensive rebounds per game led by Walter Whyte averaging 4.7.

The Eagles and Terriers square off Sunday for the first time in Patriot play this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Stephens is averaging 8.8 points, 4.4 assists and 2.3 steals for the Eagles. Matt Rogers is averaging 14.0 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 64.6% over the last 10 games for American.

Whyte is shooting 33.8% from beyond the arc with 1.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Terriers, while averaging 14.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Ethan Brittain-Watts is averaging 10.3 points over the past 10 games for Boston University.

LAST 10 GAMES: Eagles: 9-1, averaging 70.0 points, 29.5 rebounds, 16.2 assists, 8.6 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 52.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 60.7 points per game.

Terriers: 5-5, averaging 65.8 points, 33.2 rebounds, 11.4 assists, 5.7 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 39.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.5 points.

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