American fell 72-54 to Bucknell Wednesday night to drop to 0-3 in Patriot League play. As he has talked about recently, head coach Mike Brennan is tinkering with several lineups to try to find some that work for the struggling Eagles (2-12 overall).
I tracked throughout the game the combinations Brennan used — 13 total. See below for which fives worked best for the Eagles, and we'll see what the staff goes back to as AU tries to get its first win Saturday at home vs. Lehigh.
Starting lineup: James, Delante, Jesse, Charlie, Paris +2
Delante, Lonnie, Jesse, Marko, Leon: +1
James, Lonnie, Jesse, Marko, Leon: -3
BEST: James, Delante, Jesse, Leon, Marko: +6 (+4/+2)
James, Delante, Jesse, Marko, Paris: -2
James, Jalen, Jesse, Leon, Paris: -3
James, Jalen, Jesse, Leon, Marko: +3 (+3/0)
WORST: James, Jalen, Delante, Jesse, Leon: -7 (-4/-3)
( ) indicate first half vs. second half
------- 2ND HALF NEW LINEUPS
James, Delante, Jesse, Charlie, Leon +2
Delante, Charlie, Jesse, Leon, Marko -3
Jalen, Charlie, Jesse, Leon, Marko -3
James, Jalen, Jesse, Marko, Paris -4
James, Delante, Lonnie, Jesse, Leon +1
*Stopped tracking when American started fouling at 62-52 Bucknell in the closing minutes.