Georgetown, without the services of Jeff Bullis and Ed Spriggs, and American, with forward Boo Bowers fresh from his best game of the year, host teams with losing records tonight.
American, now 9-7 after Bowers scored a season-high 36 points (31 in the second half) to help beat Rider Monday, hosts West Virginia (6-8) at Fort Myer at 8 p.m.
Georgetown, which lost a thriller to top 10-ranked St. John's Saturday when Reggie Carter made a three-point play with five seconds remaining, takes on U.S. International of San Diego tonight at McDonough at 8 o'clock.
Reserve forward Bullis, who was admitted to Georgetown University Hospital Sunday night with what was diagnosed as an irregular heartbeat, was released yesterday but will not suit up against U.S. International. Bullis will undergo a stress test Thursday before further practice or play.
Center Spriggs will also miss tonight's game with an ankle sprain suffered in a Hoya loss to Oral Roberts 10 days ago.
American opponent West Virginia is winless on the road but beat Villanova Jan. 12.
The Mountaineers are led by mercurial guard Lowes Moore, who stopped an eight-game American win streak last year with a 300-foot jump shot at the buzzer.
American, which has won five of its last seven games and four in a row at Fort Myer, must also stop former Dunbar All-Met Greg Nance, West Virginia's second-leading scorer.