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American @ Lafayette

Current Records: American 8-3; Lafayette 2-11

What to Know

The Lafayette Leopards won both of their matches against the American Eagles last season (69-56 and 71-62) and are aiming for the same result Friday. Lafayette and American will face off in a Patriot battle at 7 p.m. ET at Kirby Sports Center. The Leopards should still be riding high after a big victory, while American will be looking to right the ship.

Lafayette was expected to lose against the La Salle Explorers last Wednesday, but instead they received a nice stocking stuffer. Lafayette made easy work of La Salle and carried off a 90-65 win. It took ten tries, but Lafayette can finally say that they have a win on the road. Guard CJ Fulton was the offensive standout of the matchup for Lafayette, shooting 6-for-8 from beyond the arc and finishing with 20 points, six dimes and five rebounds.

Meanwhile, it looks like American must have gotten on Santa's naughty list since the team didn't end up with the victory they were expected to receive last week. It was close but no cigar for American as they fell 64-61 to the Siena Saints. That makes it the first time this season the Eagles have let down their home crowd.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Leopards are expected to win a tight contest. Their home court has been no bettor's paradise, though, as they've failed to beat the spread in two of their two home games.

Lafayette's victory brought them up to 2-11 while American's defeat pulled them down to 8-3. Two offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Lafayette is stumbling into the game with the 350th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 61.8 on average. The Eagles' offense has more to brag about, as they they rank 29th in college basketball when it comes to field goal percentage, with 49.10% on the season.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Kirby Sports Center -- Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Leopards are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Leopards as a 1-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Lafayette have won nine out of their last 13 games against American.

  • Feb 02, 2022 - Lafayette 71 vs. American 62
  • Jan 24, 2022 - Lafayette 69 vs. American 56
  • Feb 26, 2020 - American 79 vs. Lafayette 59
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Lafayette 82 vs. American 70
  • Feb 20, 2019 - Lafayette 70 vs. American 68
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Lafayette 84 vs. American 79
  • Feb 27, 2018 - Lafayette 93 vs. American 86
  • Feb 17, 2018 - Lafayette 90 vs. American 85
  • Jan 20, 2018 - Lafayette 62 vs. American 53
  • Feb 15, 2017 - Lafayette 78 vs. American 65
  • Jan 18, 2017 - American 71 vs. Lafayette 57
  • Feb 17, 2016 - American 60 vs. Lafayette 59
  • Jan 20, 2016 - American 81 vs. Lafayette 73