Men's Basketball to Host Lafayette on Wednesday Evening
Feb. 13, 2018
Lafayette (8-17, 6-8 PL) at Navy (17-10, 8-6 PL)
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 | 7 PM (ET)
Annapolis, Md. | Alumni Hall (5,710)
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's basketball team (17-10, 8-6 PL) will begin the final four-game stretch of the Patriot League regular season schedule by hosting Lafayette (8-17, 6-8 PL) on Wednesday at 7:00 PM in Alumni Hall. Navy is currently tied with Boston U. for third place in the conference standings.
Wednesday's Navy-Lafayette game will have free live video on the Patriot League Network and on navysports.com. The game can also be heard on the radio on 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV in Annapolis. Pete Medhurst and Michael Heary will have the call on the radio and video stream. Live statistics will be available.
Navy won the 2018 Star Game on Saturday at Army West Point by a score of 68-59 to bring the Alumni Trophy back to Annapolis.
Navy did not trail in the game and the Mids led by as many as 15 points in the opening half. Navy did not allow the Black Knights to get closer than six points in the game's final 32 minutes.
Navy shot 85 percent from the free throw line (28-of-33), while Army shot just 52 percent at the line (12-of-23). Navy also outrebounded Army 41-26.
Senior guard Shawn Anderson scored 13 points with six rebounds and four assists against Army. Anderson went 11-of-13 at the free throw line. Sophomore center Evan Wieck scored 12 points, while junior guard Hasan Abdullah scored 11 points with five rebounds.
Senior forward Tom Lacey tallied 10 points and nine rebounds, while junior forward George Kiernan recorded seven points and eight boards.
Navy won its sixth straight game at Christl Arena and the Class of 2018 (Anderson, Bryce Dulin, Nourse Fox and Lacey) became the third straight class to go 4-0 in their careers at Army.
Overall, Navy has won five straight road games. However, the Mids have lost four straight home games.
The game against Lafayette will only be Navy's second home game since Jan. 24.
Navy's senior class has become the first class in program history to have four different players each play at least 100 career games.
Anderson has played 120 career games, Dulin has played 112, Lacey has played 106 and Fox has played 100.
Three previous classes have had three players each play 100 career games (Classes of 2016, 2003 and 2001).
Head coach Ed DeChellis has led Navy to a record of 52-40 (.565) since the beginning of the 2015-16 season, which is the 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 (13.2, 14th), rebounding (5.3, 13th) and assists (3.3, 7th).
Anderson is leading Navy in scoring for the third straight season at 13.2 points per game.
Anderson is just three assists away from becoming the first player in school history to collect over 1,000 career points, 500 career rebounds and 300 career assists.
Dulin ranks second on the team in scoring at 10.6 points per game.
Abdullah ranks third on the team in scoring (9.8) and is first in assists (3.5) and steals (2.1).
Abdullah ranks second in the Patriot League in steals per game (2.1) and is sixth in assists (3.5).
Abdullah also ranks 23rd in the NCAA in total steals (53) and is 26th in the country in steals per game (2.1).
Kiernan is fourth on the team in scoring at 9.6 points per game.
Kiernan is averaging 7.2 rebounds over the last 11 games, after averaging 3.1 rebounds for the first 16 games of the season.
Lacey ranks fifth on the team in scoring (8.8) and is first in rebounding (6.5).
Lacey ranks fourth in the Patriot League in rebounds per game (6.6) and is fourth in offensive rebounds per game (2.0).
Wieck is averaging 6.3 points and is shooting 66.1 percent from the field.
Freshman guard Cam Davis is averaging 5.4 points in his freshman season.
Davis' season 3-point field goal percentage of 41.8% ranks as the second-best by a freshman in school history.
Davis started the last two games for Navy.
Navy is 12-0 this season when scoring at least 70 points. Navy has won the last 23 games in which it scored at least 70 points.
Navy currently leads the Patriot League in scoring defense at 66.1 points allowed per game, offensive rebounds per game (10.9) and rebounding margin (+6.3).
This is the third straight season that Navy has led the Patriot League in rebounding margin.
Navy currently ranks 26th in the NCAA in rebounding margin (+6.3) and 38th in scoring defense (66.4).
Navy has held its opponents to an average of 51.5 points over its last four games.
Lafayette enters Wednesday's game in a four-way tie for sixth place in the Patriot League at 6-8.
The Leopards are tied for sixth with Holy Cross, Army West Point and Loyola.
Lafayette (8-17 overall) is coming off an 84-67 home win over Loyola on Sunday.
The teams were tied at halftime, 36-36, but Lafayette outscored Loyola 48-31 over the final 20 minutes.
Senior forward Matt Klinewski scored a game-high 25 points, while freshman guard Alex Petrie added 16.
Lafayette has won three of its last four games. In addition to the win over Loyola, the Leopards have defeated Army (81-54), lost to Bucknell (74-59), and defeated Colgate (93-83) in their previous outings.
Klinewski leads his team and ranks third in the Patriot League in scoring (17.5). Klinewski also leads Lafayette in rebounding (5.8).
Petrie is second on the team in scoring and seventh in the conference (14.9). He also leads the Patriot League in free throw percentage (.918).
Petrie was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season on Monday.
Lafayette head coach Fran O'Hanlon is in his 23rd season.
Series History vs. Lafayette
Navy has won six straight games against Lafayette and three in a row at Alumni Hall.
The Mids are looking to sweep the season series against the Leopards for the third straight season.
Navy won at Lafayette on Jan. 17, 75-72, on a Bryce Dulin buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
It was Navy's first game-winning shot in the final second since Dec. 30, 2009 when Jordan Sugars did it on a 3-pointer in a 78-75 win over Coppin State.
Dulin scored 20 points in the game on 8-of-11 shooting.
Shawn Anderson scored 13 points, while Hasan Abdullah and Evan Wieck both scored 12. Abdullah also had five assists and four rebounds. Tom Lacey scored 11 points with nine rebounds and three assists.
All five of Navy's starters scored in double figures in the contest.
Lafayette's Paulius Zalys scored a game-high 25 points, while Alex Petrie scored 15 and Matt Klinewski added 14.
The win at Lafayette was the 300th career coaching victory for Navy's Ed DeChellis.
Navy leads the all-time series against Lafayette, 49-32.
Looking Ahead: Navy to Play at Boston U. on CBS Sports Network on Saturday
Navy will next play at Boston University on Saturday at 12 noon on CBS Sports Network.
Navy and Boston are currently tied for third place in the Patriot League standings at 8-6.
Boston is playing at American on Wednesday.
Boston defeated Navy earlier this season in Annapolis on Jan. 20, 75-68.
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First 100 fans receive an "I Heart Navy" T-Shirt.
Chance to win a free date night for you and your loved one during our halftime contest.
Parking / Shuttle Information
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.