WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Saeed Nelson scored 30 points on 14-of-18 shooting and American beat Lafayette 79-59 on Wednesday night.
Nelson entered the game needing two points to become the school's all-time scoring leader. He now stands at 2,085 for his career. Nelson now is the third-leading scorer in Patriot League history.
The Eagles took control with a 15-0 run in a little under six minutes of the first half with Nelson scoring eight. A 12-6 deficit turned into a 30-16 lead with 4:25 before halftime. The Eagles led 38-25 at intermission and led by double digits for all the second half.
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