Gilmore leads American to 61-60 win over Army

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WASHINGTON (AP)—Brian Gilmore scored 19 points and made one of his two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to lead American University to a 61-60 win against Army in the Patriot League semifinals on Sunday afternoon.

Gilmore also hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 60 with 42 seconds left. Earlier in the second half, Gilmore reeled off 12 straight points to pull American (23-7) back from an 11-point deficit.

Garrison Carr scored 17 for the Eagles, who have now won 12 straight games— and 11 in a row at home. American will host the Patriot League championship on Friday as it attempts to repeat last year’s NCAA Tournament bid.

Cleveland Richard led Army (11-19) with 16 points, but his final half-court shot at the buzzer fell just short of the rim. Josh Miller scored 15.

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 Army
Cleveland Richard Cleveland Richard
6-14,  16 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists
 American
Brian Gilmore Brian Gilmore
7-12,  19 Pts
1 Rebs, 0 Assists

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