WASHINGTON (AP) — Sa’eed Nelson had 26 points as American defeated Navy 71-62 on Wednesday night.

Stacy Beckton Jr. had 15 points for American (14-12, 10-5 Patriot League), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Jamir Harris added 14 points. Mark Gasperini had nine rebounds and four blocks.

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Greg Summers had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Midshipmen (13-13, 7-8). Evan Wieck added 12 points and nine rebounds.

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The Eagles improve to 2-0 against the Midshipmen on the season. American defeated Navy 62-54 on Feb. 5. American matches up against Boston University on the road on Sunday. Navy plays Army on the road on Saturday.

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