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Men's Basketball to Host Rival Army West Point on Sunday on CBS Sports Network

Jan. 12, 2018

Game Information
Army West Point (10-6, 3-2 PL) at Navy (12-6, 3-2 PL)
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 | 2:30 PM (ET)
Annapolis, Md. | Alumni Hall (5,710)
TV: CBS Sports Network
Radio: 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV
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Parking / Shuttle
All fans attending the game are encouraged to park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Fans can enter Gate 5 off Taylor Ave. and pay $5 for parking. The shuttle is free and the pick up and drop off spot is in front of the Blue Angel plane. The shuttle for the Army-Navy doubleheader will run from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Fans ages 18 and over need photo ID to enter the Academy. Parking at the stadium is the best option for fans attending the game. Due to Naval Academy security restrictions, the general public can not drive their vehicles on to the Yard. The pedestrian entries at Gate 1, Gate 3 and Gate 8, will be open.

Promotions
• Steve Max - Play Simon Sez on the court at halftime of each game!

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's basketball team (12-6, 3-2 PL) will host rival Army West Point (10-6, 3-2 PL) on Sunday at 2:30 PM in Alumni Hall. The men's game will follow the Army-Navy women's basketball game, which begins at 12 noon. Only one ticket is needed for both games of the doubleheader. Sunday will be the first Army-Navy men's basketball game in which both teams entered with a winning Patriot League record since Jan. 26, 2002.

 

 

Both games of the Army-Navy doubleheader will be televised on CBS Sports Network on Sunday. Jason Knapp (play-by-play) and Mo Cassara (analyst) will serve as the broadcast team for the men's game. Due to the national TV broadcast, there will not be a live internet stream on Sunday. Pete Medhurst and Michael Heary will have the Navy basketball radio call on 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV in Annapolis and on 1500 AM WFED in Washington, D.C. Live statistics will also be available.

Midshipmen Storylines
• The Navy men's basketball team enters Sunday's game against Army West Point with a 12-6 overall record and a 3-2 mark in Patriot League play.
• Navy is coming off a 61-56 overtime win over Holy Cross on Thursday evening. The contest was tied at 48-48 at the end of regulation, but Navy opened the overtime period on a 7-0 run and outscored the Crusaders 13-8 in the extra session to hold on for the win.
• Junior forward George Kiernan scored a game-high 13 points with five rebounds and two steals. His three-point play to open overtime helped Navy take control of the contest.
• Senior guard Bryce Dulin tallied 10 points and five assists, while junior point guard Hasan Abdullah added 10 points with three assists.
• Senior forward Tom Lacey scored seven points with a season-high 12 rebounds and made a number of critical plays for the Mids at the end of the game.
• Navy improved to 7-1 overall in home games this season and 3-0 in Patriot League contests in Alumni Hall.
Ed DeChellis is in his seventh season as Navy's head coach.
• DeChellis enters Sunday's game with 299 career wins in his 22 seasons as a head coach.
• Senior guard Shawn Anderson is leading Navy in scoring for the third straight season at 12.6 points per game. Anderson also ranks first in minutes played (30.3), second in rebounding (5.6), second in assists (3.4) and second in steals (0.8).
• Anderson currently ranks 21st at Navy in career scoring with 1,158 points. He needs 13 points to tie 2015 graduate Worth Smith for 20th place.
• Anderson also currently ranks 12th in school history in career assists (266), 15th in games played (112) and 17th in games started (84).
• Anderson is one of just four players in school history to amass over 1,000 career points, 450 rebounds and 250 assists. The other three players are Kaleo Kina, Greg Sprink and Kylor Whitaker.
• Anderson was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team last season and also to the Patriot League All-Preseason Team prior to the 2017-18 season.
• Anderson is one of 30 candidates for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award.
• Dulin is second on the team in scoring at 11.3 points and Abdullah is third at 10.7 points per game.
• Abdullah ranks first on the team in both steals (2.3) and assists (3.4).
• Abdullah's 2.3 steals per game lead the Patriot League and rank 19th in the NCAA this season.
• Abdullah's 42 total steals rank as the ninth most in the NCAA.
• Abdullah has had at least one steal in all of Navy's 18 games this season.
• Lacey ranks fourth on the team in scoring (9.1) and is first in rebounding (6.0).
• Lacey ranks seventh at Navy in career offensive rebounds with 191.
• Kiernan is fifth on the team in scoring at 9.0 points per game.
• Sophomore starting center Evan Wieck is sixth in scoring at 6.1 points per game.
• Wieck is shooting .686 from the floor in overall games and .737 in Patriot League contests.
• Navy is 10-0 this season, and 20-0 over the last two seasons, when scoring at least 70 points.
• Navy is 9-3 in games decided by single-digits this season, but the Mids have not played a game that was decided by less than five points.
• The game against Holy Cross was Navy's first overtime game of the 2017-18 season.
• Navy currently leads the Patriot League in scoring defense at 67.1 points allowed per game.
• Navy also ranks first in the Patriot League in rebounding margin (+4.9).
• This is the third straight season that Navy has led the Patriot League in rebounding margin.
• The Mids are second in the conference in offensive rebounds per game (10.6).
• Entering this season, Navy has increased its conference win total from the previous season for five straight years. Navy won 10 conference games last season in 2016-17.
• The streak of five straight years of increasing conference victories is tied with South Carolina (SEC) for the longest such active streak in the NCAA.

Army West Point Storylines
• Army West Point enters Sunday's game at 10-6 overall and 3-2 in the Patriot League.
• The Black Knights have won back-to-back conference games over American (58-54) and Lafayette (81-71).
• Army rallied from a 19-point second half deficit in the win over Lafayette on Thursday. The Black Knights made nine 3-pointers and scored 55 points in the second half alone.
• Junior guard Jordan Fox scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds and four assists.
• Sophomore center Matt Wilson was 5-of-6 from the floor for 15 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists.
• Freshman forward Alex King and junior forward John Emezie each scored 12 points off of the bench against Lafayette.
• Fox leads Army in scoring this season at 14.9 points per game. Wilson is second in scoring (12.5) and first in rebounding (6.1).
• King is averaging 10.4 points, while Funk is averaging 10.1 points and a team-best 6.3 assists.
• Army leads the Patriot League in 3-pointers made per game (10.3) and 3-point field goal percentage (.422).
• Jimmy Allen is in his second season as head coach of Army West Point.
• Allen served as an assistant coach at Navy for six seasons from the 1996-97 season through the 2001-02 season under Don DeVoe.
• Allen was on the staff at Navy with current Navy assistant coach Emmett Davis and current Bucknell head coach Nathan Davis.

Series History vs. Army West Point
• Sunday's game is the first of two meetings between Army and Navy this season. Army will host Navy in the Army-Navy Star Game in West Point, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 10.
• Army and Navy are meeting for the 128th time in series history. Navy leads the all-time series against Army, 78-49.
• Navy is 21-9 all-time against Army in Alumni Hall, but the Black Knights won the last two games in the building.
• Navy is 7-4 against Army over the last five years. Navy's four losses during that span came by a total of just 12 points (an average of 3.0 points).
• The two teams split the 2016-17 season series, with each team winning on the other's home court.
• Navy defeated Army in overtime in the game at West Point last season on Jan. 21, 96-80.
• Navy outscored Army 21-5 in the overtime period.
Shawn Anderson scored a career-high 30 points and was 13-of-17 at the free throw line. Bryce Dulin scored 21 points with a career-best 17 rebounds, while Hasan Abdullah scored 21 points as well.
• Anderson, Dulin and Abdullah were the first Navy trio to score at least 20 points in the same game since David Robinson, Vernon Butler and Kylor Whitaker in 1985.
• Kennedy Edwards came off the bench to score 20 points with nine rebounds for Army.
• Army rallied from a 25-point deficit to stun Navy in the Star Game in Annapolis last year on Feb. 18, 71-68.
• Navy led 54-29 with 12:51 remaining, but Army went on a 33-8 run over 10 minutes to tie the game at 62-62. Army made 12 straight field goals during one stretch of the run.
Hasan Abdullah led Navy with 18 points and five rebounds, while Shawn Anderson scored 12 points and Bryce Dulin added 11 points with seven rebounds.
• Jordan Fox scored a game-high 22 points for the Black Knights, while Tommy Funk added 14.

Looking Ahead: Navy will Next Play at Lafayette on Wednesday
• Navy will next travel to Lafayette for a game on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 PM.
• Lafayette is 4-12 overall this season and 2-3 in the Patriot League.
• The Leopards are playing at Loyola on Sunday.
• Beginning with the Lafayette game, the Mids will be back on the familiar Wednesday/Saturday Patriot League schedule for their next five games.

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