Rucker leads Army against American after 29-point outing

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Army Black Knights (13-14, 7-8 Patriot) vs. American Eagles (7-19, 3-11 Patriot)

Washington; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK RANGE: American -3.5; plus/minus is 135.5

BOTTOM LINE: Army visits the American Eagles after Jalen Rucker scored 29 points in Army’s 100-90 loss to the Colgate Raiders.

The Eagles went 4-5 at home. The American is 3-11 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Black Knights are 7-8 in Patriot play. Army is 7-9 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams are playing for the second time in conference this season. The Black Knights won the final game 76-66 on January 19. Rucker scored 25 points to help lead the Black Knights to victory.

BEST PERFORMERS: Johnny O’Neil is averaging 1.4 3-pointers per game for the Eagles, scoring 8.1 points while shooting 34.0 percent from outside the arc. Stacy Beckton Jr. is averaging 12.8 points over the last 10 games for American.

Rucker is averaging 2.8 3-pointers per game for the Black Knights, scoring 16.6 points while shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc. Chris Mann is averaging 9.1 points over Army’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Eagles: 2-8, averaged 61.0 points, 26.6 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 6.4 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 66.2 points per game.

Black Knights: 3-7, averaging 67.0 points, 30.3 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 7.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.1 percent from the field. Their opponents average 70.4 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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