Postgame quotes: American 95, St. Francis 82

Coach Mike Brennan and Sam Iorio, who scored a career-high 33 points, spoke after American’s 95-82 win over St. Francis (Pa.) Tuesday night. See below for full video and select quotes.

MIKE BRENNAN
”We worked on our offense really hard the last two days, showed up, shared the ball well, and got a lot of good looks.”

On Sam’s performance. Any surprise?
”Nah, he definitely a capable shooter. I saw it in practice. I mean, these guys respond in practice every day. Whatever we ask, they try it and they do it.”

On Sa’eed Nelson’s floor game
”Sa’eed was awesome, throwing the ball all over the place in a good way, getting everybody wide open looks, which is hard. He’s got to be super aggressive and share the ball. It’s amazing what we’re asking the kid to do and he’s doing it on both ends.”

SAM IORIO
On his career high
”Tonight I just had the hot hand. But my teammates found me with the ball. I thought it was a great team win. Tonight, we moved the ball offensively better than we had before.”

On sharing the ball
”Yeah, coach preaches it. When we share the ball, that’s our offense. He also preaches good things will happen if we make the extra pass. Lean on the side of that instead of jacking a shot. I thought we did that well tonight.”