WASHINGTON -- Rafael Maia scored 14 points, Sean McGonagill added 12 and Brown held on to defeat American University 72-67 Saturday.
Maia scored nine of his points in the first half as Brown (6-2) took an 11-point lead into halftime. American (3-5) went on a 12-4 run to pull within one, 58-57 with 8:07 remaining. Brown answered with McGonagill's 3-pointer, which capped a 7-1 run, stretching the Bears' lead to 65-58.A pair of free throws by Charlie Jones pulled American within two points, 69-67 with 2:01 to play, but the Eagles finished 0 of 4 from the floor.McGonagill, the Ivy League's leading scorer with 19.7 points per game, added five assists. Leland King and Tavon Blackmon each scored 11 points for the Bears.John Schoof had a game-high 15 points for American, leading four in double figures.