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Men's Basketball to Host Colgate Sunday in CBS Sports Network Game

Tyler Riemersma
Tyler Riemersma
Feb. 2, 2018

Game Information
Colgate (12-10, 7-4 PL) at Navy (15-9, 6-5 PL)
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 | 12 noon (ET)
Annapolis, Md. | Alumni Hall (5,710)
TV: CBS Sports Network
Radio: 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's basketball team (15-9, 6-5 PL) will host Colgate (12-10, 7-4 PL) on Sunday at 12 noon in Alumni Hall. Navy has won back-to-back road games and enters Sunday's contest in sole possession of fourth place, one game behind third-place Colgate.

Sunday's game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network with John Sadak (play-by-play) and Mo Cassara (analyst) serving as the broadcast team. The game will also be shown on the American Forces Network on a tape delay. The game will air on the AFN sports2 channel at 12:30 PM (Afghanistan Time) on Monday, Feb. 5. Live internet video will not be available due to the national television broadcast.

Pete Medhurst and Michael Heary will have the Navy radio call on 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV and on Live statistics will also be available.



Midshipmen Storylines
• Navy (15-9, 6-5 PL) is coming off back-to-back road wins over Lehigh and American.
• The Mids won at Lehigh on Jan. 27, 77-75, and won at American on Wednesday, 61-44.
• Navy completed season sweeps of both the Mountain Hawks and the Eagles.
• Senior guard Shawn Anderson scored a game-high 20 points in the win at American. He also had five assists and four steals.
• Junior forward George Kiernan posted his third double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
• Freshman guard Cam Davis scored in double figures for the second straight game with 11 points, while fellow freshman Tyler Riemersma scored a season-best eight points against the Eagles.
• Head coach Ed DeChellis has led Navy to a record of 50-39 (.562) since the beginning of the 2015-16 season, which is program's best three-year winning percentage since 1999-01, when Don DeVoe led Navy to a 62-25 record (.713) over three years.
• Anderson is currently the only player in the Patriot League to rank in the top-15 in the conference in scoring (13.5, 13th), rebounding (5.3, 13th) and assists (3.1, 11th).
• Anderson has scored in double figures in six straight games and has averaged 16.0 points in that span.
• Anderson is leading Navy in scoring for the third straight season at 13.5 points per game.
• Anderson has scored at least 300 points in each of the last three seasons. He has 323 points this season.
• Anderson ranks 17th at Navy in career scoring with 1,255 points. He is 18 points away from tying Kylor Whitaker `86 for 16th place at 1,273 career points.
• Senior guard Bryce Dulin ranks second on the team in scoring at 10.8 points per game.
• Junior point guard Hasan Abdullah is third in scoring at 10.0 points per game.
• Abdullah has missed Navy's last two games due to injury. Senior guard Nourse Fox and Davis have filled in for Abdullah at the point.
• Kiernan ranks fourth on the team in scoring at 9.7 points per game.
• Kiernan is averaging 7.6 rebounds over the last eight games after averaging 3.1 rebounds for the first 16 games of the season.
• Senior forward Tom Lacey ranks fourth on the team in scoring (9.0) and first in rebounding (6.5).
• Lacey ranks fifth in the Patriot League in rebounds per game (6.5).
• Lacey ranks 15th at Navy in career rebounds with 558.
• Navy currently leads the Patriot League in scoring defense at 67.7 points allowed per game, offensive rebounds per game (11.0) and rebounding margin (+5.0).
• Following Navy's game against Colgate, the team will play four of its next five on the road.

Colgate Storylines
• Colgate enters Sunday's game at 12-10 overall and 7-4 in the Patriot League.
• Colgate is in sole possession of third place in the Patriot League.
• Colgate fell at Lafayette on Wednesday in a high-scoring affair, 93-83.
• Sophomore forward Will Rayman scored a team-high 20 points, while senior forward Jordan Swopshire added 19.
• Senior guard Sean O'Brien contributed 11 points, six rebounds and four assists.
• The loss at Lafayette snapped a four-game winning streak by the Raiders.
• Rayman leads the team in scoring (14.3) and rebounding (6.5).
• Swopshire is second on the team in scoring (12.5) and second in rebounding (5.0).
• Freshman guard Jordan Burns is third on the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game.
• Burns has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week three times this season, including in each of the last two weeks.
• O'Brien is fourth on the team in scoring (11.0).
• Burns and O'Brien are both averaging 3.3 assists this season.
• O'Brien leads the Patriot League assist-to-turnover ratio (3.3) and ranks second in free throw percentage (.852).
• Colgate ranks second in the Patriot League in 3-pointers made per game (9.6).
• Current Navy assistant coach Emmett Davis served as the head coach at Colgate from 1999-2011.
• Davis is Colgate's all-time wins leader with 165.

Series History vs. Colgate
• Colgate defeated Navy earlier this season in Hamilton on Jan. 8, 70-62.
• Navy led by 10 points in the first half, but Colgate ended the opening period on an 11-0 run and then outscored the Mids in the second half, 41-34.
Shawn Anderson led Navy with 21 points and six rebounds, while George Kiernan scored 17 points with 10 rebounds.
• Navy shot just 38.1 percent in the game and committed 16 turnovers.
• Sean O'Brien had 18 points and six assists for Colgate, while Will Rayman had 17 points and seven rebounds.
• Navy is 16-14 all-time against Colgate in Annapolis and the Mids won the last meeting in Alumni Hall last season on Jan. 8, 2017, 67-55.
• Navy opened that game on a 13-0 run and led wire-to-wire.
Tom Lacey had a double-double in the game with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
• Anderson had 14 points and six rebounds, while Hasan Abdullah tallied 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals.
• Colgate leads the all-time series against Navy, 35-29.

Looking Ahead: Navy to Play at Holy Cross on Wednesday
• Navy will next play at Holy Cross (7-15, 4-7 PL) on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
• Navy defeated Holy Cross earlier this season in overtime, 61-56, on Jan. 11 in Annapolis.
• Holy Cross lost to Lehigh, 71-67, in its last game on Monday.
• The Crusaders will play at Loyola on Saturday before hosting the Mids on Wednesday.

Shuttle / Parking
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 will run from one hour before the start of the game to one hour after the game concludes. 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.

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