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December 27, 2012

A Closer Look At The American Eagles

On Saturday night, No. 6 ranked Kansas (10-1) plays host to American (4-8).

American: The Facts

Located in Washington, D.C., with an enrollment of 6,783, American University is 4-8 on the season after falling at D.C. rival No. 15/21 Georgetown, 65-48, on Dec. 22. The Eagles, members of the Patriot League, are coached by Jeff Jones who is 202-163 in his 13th season at American and 348-267 in his 21st season overall.

Looking to snap a three-game losing streak, American is 2-2 at home and 2-6 on the road in 2012-13. The Eagles average 55.1 points per game, shoot 41.2 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from three-point range, which averages out to 6.1 threes made per game.

Senior forward Stephen Lumpkins leads American with 15.0 scoring and 8.3 rebounding averages. Lumpkins makes 49.2 percent of his field goals and also leads the Eagles with 18 blocked shots and 10 steals this season. Senior guard Daniel Munoz is next in scoring at 10.4 points per game and leads American with 40 assists. He has made 17 threes this season.

Sophomore guard John Schoof leads the squad with 24 three-pointers made to complement his 8.3 scoring average. Rounding out the American starters are junior center Tony Wroblicky and senior forward Mike Bersch. Wroblicky scores 6.8 points per game and is second on the team with a 4.5 rebound per game average, while Bersch averages 5.6 points per contest and is tied with Munoz for second on the team with 17 three-pointers.

Senior guard Blake Jolivette saw his first action of the season against Hampton on Dec. 18 and is averaging 5.5 ppg in two games played in 2012-13. Other American regulars include freshman guard Marko Vasic (3.3 ppg), redshirt sophomore guard Austin Carroll (2.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg) and senior forward Daniel Fisher (2.2 ppg).

Kansas vs. American: The Series

Kansas leads the all-time series with American 1-0 as the Jayhawks defeated the Eagles 90-69 on Jan. 6, 1988, in Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas improved to 10-3 on the season with the victory and would eventually win the NCAA National Championship.

Kansas is 5-2 all-time against current membership of the Patriot League: 2-1 vs. Holy Cross, 1-0 vs. American, Colgate and Lehigh and 0-1 vs. Bucknell.

A closer look at the American Eagles

#0 Darius Gardner: 5-foot-9, 165-pound guard (RS Jr.)

#1 Kyle Kager: 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward (So.)

#2 Daniel Munoz: 6-foot-0, 170-pound guard (Sr.)

#4 Austin Carroll: 6-foot-3, 210-pound guard (RS So.)

#5 Marko Vasic: 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard (Fr.)

#10 Warren Flood Jr.: 6-foot-2, 205-pound guard (Sr.)

#12 Daniel Fisher: 6-foot-7, 235-pound forward (Sr.)

#14 Jesse Reed: 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard (Fr.)

#20 Blake Jolivette: 5-foot-11, 175-pound guard (Sr.)

#21 Billy Dooley: 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard (Fr.)

#22 John Schoof: 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard (So.)

#32 Stephen Lumpkins: 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward (Sr.)

#33 Jordan Borucki: 6-foo-4, 195-pound guard (Sr.)

#34 Tony Wroblicky: 6-foot-10, 230-pound center (Jr.)

#43 Mike Bersch: 6-foot-6, 205-pound forward (Sr.)

#44 Zach Elcano: 6-foot-11, 230-pound center (Fr.)

American Season Statistics

Record: 4-8

Home Record: 2-2

Away Record: 2-6

Neutral Record: 2-0

Patriot League Conference Record: 0-0

National Ranking: 7

Wins: @ Quinnipiac, Mount St. Mary's, St. Francis (Pa.), @ UMBC,

Losses: @ Minnesota, San Francisco, @ Florida Atlantic, @ St. Joseph's, @ Howard, Columbia, @ Hampton, @ Georgetown

Upcoming games: @ Kansas, Md.-East. Shore, Cornell, @ Colgate, Lehigh, @ Holy Cross, Navy, @ Army, Bucknell, Lafayette, Colgate, @ Lehigh, Holy Cross, @ Navy, Army, @ Bucknell, @ Lafayette


Scoring Leaders:

Stephen Lumpkins: 15.0

Daniel Munoz: 10.4

John Schoof: 8.3

Tony Wroblicky: 6.8


Rebounding Leaders:

Stephen Lumpkins: 8.3

Tony Wroblicky: 4.5

Mike Bersch: 3.5


Assist Leaders:

Daniel Munoz: 3.3

John Schoof: 2.3

Stephen Lumpkins: 1.4


Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders:

Tony Wroblicky: 35-of-71 (49.3%)
Stephen Lumpkins: 59-of-120 (49.2%)

John Schoof: 43-of-107 (41.2%)

Daniel Munoz: 43-of-107 (40.2%)

Mike Bersch: 22-of-64 (34.4%)


3 point Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders

John Schoof: 17-of-36 (50.0%)

Daniel Munoz: 17-of-36 (47.2%)

Mike Bersch: 17-of-47 (36.2%)


Free-throw Percentage Leaders:

John Schoof: 20-of-20 (100.0%)

Daniel Munoz: 22-of-24 (91.7%)

Stephen Lumpkins: 62-of-85 (72.9%)

Tony Wroblicky: 12-of-22 (54.5%)


American Offensive Averages:

Scoring: 661 (55.1 PPG)

Field Goal %: 41.2

3-Point FG %: 39.7

3-Pont FG's Made Per Game: 6.1

Free-throw %: 74.6

Free-throws Made Per Game: 11.0

Rebounds: 29.4 Per Game

Rebound Margin: -2.5

Assists: 11.6 Per Game

Turnovers: 13.6 Per Game

Steals: 3.9 Per Game

Blocks: 2.6 Per Game


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