Four free throws from John Schoof proved to be the difference for American in a 73-70 double-overtime win Thursday over Maryland-Baltimore-County in Baltimore.
The first two of Schoof's free throws gave the Eagles a 71-70 lead with 2:06 remaining in the second overtime.
After the Eagles' Austin Carroll missed two free throws, the Retrievers (2-7) had a chance for the win, but Ryan Cook, who led all scorers with 24 points, turned the ball over with 13 seconds left.
Schoof, who scored 19 points, then made two more free throws to give the Eagles (4-5) a three-point advantage. The Retrievers' Malik Garner missed a 3-pointer, allowing the Eagles to escape with the victory.
In the last 10 seconds of the first overtime, Carroll missed a 3-pointer and teammate Mike Bersch missed a layup, sending the game into a second extra session.
The Eagles led for much of the first half, and they took a 32-24 lead into intermission after the Retrievers went cold from behind the arc, missing six straight at one point and not attempting a 3-pointer in the last eight minutes of the half.
Tthe Retrievers opened the second half on a 21-10 run to give them a 45-42 lead.
The game stayed close the rest of the way. The score was tied at 62 with 25 seconds remaining in regulation, and both teams missed potential game-winning 3-pointers to send the game to overtime.
Daniel Munoz, like Schoof, scored 19 points for American, while Stephen Lumpkins added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles.
The Retrievers got double-doubles from Chase Plummer (16 points and 10 rebounds) and Brett Roseboro (12 points and 12 rebounds).