American looked to be flying high until a two-game losing streak brought them back to the pack in the Patriot League. Now it is a battle every game to keep pace with Boston University.
As usual, the biggest thing for the Eagles will be holding on to the ball, something that has been a struggle all season long and came back to haunt them in their two close losses in the league. Lafayette isn't super at pulling the ball away from its opponents, but it isn't like they will have to try very hard against American.
Bigger for the Leopards will be slowing down the hot shooting of the Eagles, who are one of the most efficient scoring teams in the league when they keep control of that basketball.
Will Lafayette pull the big upset? Find out today at 2 p.m. Eastern.