American's Sa'eed Nelson hits dramatic buzzer-beater against George Washington


Consider it redemption for American University's Sa'eed Nelson.

With the game between American and George Washington University tied at 65 and only 14 seconds left, Nelson worked his way toward the rim before fading away to end the game at the buzzer.

It was the senior's second bucket in the final 30 seconds of the intra-D.C. showdown, pushing his points total to a game-high 20.

Nelson, a first-team All-Patriot League winner last season, has been American's primary offensive weapon over the past four years and is approaching the university's all-time scoring record. If he maintains his production from the past two seasons, Nelson should finish with the record.

The buzzer-beater was a sweet moment for Nelson and the Eagles, who lost against George Washington in overtime last year. Nelson had seven points and six turnovers a year ago, compared to this year's 20 points and five steals.


This time, Nelson made sure the matchup did not go to overtime.