Army-Navy Men's Basketball Star Game Set for Saturday
Army West Point (10-17, 4-11 PL) at Navy (15-12, 10-5 PL)
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 1:30 PM (ET)
Annapolis, Md. | Alumni Hall (5,710)
TV: CBS Sports Network
Satellite Radio: Sirius Ch. 112 / XM Internet 964
Navy Radio: 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV & 1050 AM WBQH
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's basketball team (15-12, 10-5 PL) will host Army West Point (10-17, 4-11 PL) in the annual Army-Navy Star Game on Saturday at 1:30 PM in Alumni Hall. The Army-Navy men's game will follow the Army-Navy women's basketball Star Game (11:00 AM). The Army-Navy men's basketball Star Game is a part of the 2016-17 Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA. Navy currently leads the all-sport Star Series, 8-6.
The Army-Navy basketball doubleheader will be televised on CBS Sports Network and Jason Knapp and Mo Cassara will call the men's basketball game. Gary Laing and Frankie Allen will have the national satellite radio call on Sirius 112 and XM Internet 964. Pete Medhurst and Michael Heary will have the Navy basketball radio call on 1430 AM / 99.9 FM WNAV in Annapolis and 1050 AM WBQH in Washington, D.C. Due to the national TV broadcast, there will not be a live internet stream on Saturday. Live statistics will be available.
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 9:30 AM to 5:00 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.
Doubleheader Day - One ticket is good for both the Army-Navy men's and women's basketball games. The Army-Navy women's game is at 11 AM and then men will follow at 1:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Limited tickets remain on sale for the doubleheader. The Alumni Hall Ticket Office will open at 9:30 AM on Saturday.
Quick Change - America's most popular halftime act will return to Alumni Hall for the Army-Navy doubleheader. Quick Change will take center stage at halftime of both games to perform for all in attendance.
The Navy men's basketball team sits in third place in the Patriot League standings at 10-5 with three games to play.
Bucknell is alone in first place at 12-3 and is followed by Boston University at 11-4. Navy has a one-game lead on fourth-place Lehigh (9-6).
Navy is coming off a 74-55 loss at Lehigh on Wednesday evening.
Senior Edward Alade led Navy with 10 points and six rebounds.
The Patriot League recently announced that the Navy at Bucknell men's basketball game scheduled for Saturday, February 25 has been selected to air on CBS Sports Network as part of the league's television package.
Under head coach Ed DeChellis, Navy has increased its conference win total for the fifth straight season.
Navy's 10 league wins are the most since going 11-1 in the Patriot League in 2000.
Navy had won 10 of its last 11 games heading into the Lehigh contest, but lost for just the second time since January 5.
Navy win on Saturday will assure Navy of at least a top-four finish in the Patriot League and a home quarterfinal game for the first time since 2009.
Navy ranks 24th in the NCAA in scoring defense (63.6), 38th in rebounding margin (+5.6) and 40th in turnovers forced per game (15.3).
Junior guard Shawn Anderson leads Navy in scoring (11.9) and is second in rebounding (4.6) and assists (3.0).
Anderson ranks 31st in program history with 864 points. Anderson needs 10 points to move into the top-30, which would pass 2009 graduate Adam Teague (873 points).
Dulin is second on the team in scoring at 9.4 points per game and is averaging 11.1 points in Patriot League play.
Dulin currently leads the Patriot League in 3-point field goal percentage in overall games (.452) and in conference only games (.514).
Sophomore forward George Kiernan is third on the team in scoring at 8.6 points per game and is second in 3-pointers made (40).
Sophomore point guard Hasan Abdullah is fourth in scoring at 8.5 points per game, first in assists (3.2) and first in 3-pointers made (44).
Abdullah ranks second in the Patriot League and 39th in the NCAA in steals per game (1.9). Abdullah is 22nd in the NCAA in overall steals (52).
Junior forward Tom Lacey leads Navy in rebounding (7.7) and is fifth in scoring (7.7).
Lacey ranks third in the Patriot League in overall rebounds and is first in offensive rebounds per game (3.1).
Lacey ranks 41st in the NCAA in offensive rebounds per game (3.1).
Lacey's 83 offensive rebounds this season rank as the 11th most in a single season at Navy since the statistic was consistently tracked in 1987.
Senior center Edward Alade is Navy's active leader in career games played with 115, ranking 11th all-time at Navy.
Senior guard Zach Fong ranks 12th in program history with 124 career 3-pointers made.
As a team, Navy ranks first in the Patriot League in rebounding margin (+5.6) and offensive rebounds per game (12.3). Navy is second in the conference in scoring defense (63.6).
In conference only games, Navy is first in the Patriot League in scoring defense (60.7), rebounding margin (+7.1) and offensive rebounds per game (12.3). Navy is second in scoring margin (+5.8) and field goal percentage defense (.423).
Navy has had 12 different players score in double figures in a game this season.
Navy is in its 26th season of Patriot League play.
Navy's all-time Patriot League record is 169-196 (.463).
Army West Point Storylines
Army West Point (10-17, 4-11 PL) enters Saturday's game tied for eighth place in the Patriot League with Lafayette.
The Black Knights are coming off a 52-47 win at Holy Cross on Wednesday evening.
Junior Jacob Kessler led Army with a career-high 17 points and nine rebounds in the win over Holy Cross and sophomore Jordan Fox scored 10 points with four rebounds.
Army held Holy Cross to just 33 percent shooting (15-of-46).
Fox leads Army in scoring (11.8) and assists (4.8), while ranking first in the Patriot League in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.4).
Sophomore John Emezie is second in scoring at 9.8 points.
Freshman Matt Wilson is averaging 9.6 points and 5.0 rebounds, while freshman Tommy Funk averages 9.3 points and 4.3 assists.
Wilson leads the Patriot League in field goal percentage (.648).
Army ranks first in the Patriot League in 3-pointers made per game (9.2) and assists per game (16.1).
Army's win over Holy Cross on Wednesday snapped a three-game losing skid. The Black Knights had dropped games to Loyola (78-63), Colgate (78-50) and American (61-58).
Army's first-year head coach is Jimmy Allen. Allen served as an assistant coach at Navy for six seasons from 1997 to 2002 under Don DeVoe.
Series History vs. Army West Point
Navy has won three straight Star Games against Army, including a 64-50 win at West Point last season. The game was rescheduled from its original location of Madison Square Garden due to a snowstorm in New York City.
Will Kelly posted 15 points and 10 rebounds, Tilman Dunbar had 13 points and nine rebounds and Shawn Anderson had 12 points and five boards.
Navy posted a 67-59 win over Army in the last Star Game played in Annapolis on Feb. 7, 2015.
Zach Fong, then a sophomore, scored a career-high 24 points in the win.
Navy defeated Army in the first meeting this season at West Point, 96-80, in overtime.
Anderson scored 30 points, Bryce Dulin scored 21 points with 17 rebounds and Hasan Abdullah also scored 21 points.
Army rallied from a 10-point deficit with just 42 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, but the Mids outscored the Black Knights 21-5 in the extra period.
Navy's Class of 2017 is seeking to become the first class to go 4-0 in Star Games against Army since the Class of 2009.
Navy leads the overall series, 78-48, and leads the Star Series, 56-37.
Navy has won six of its last seven games against Army.
Navy's lone loss in its last seven games against Army was an 80-78 double-overtime loss on Feb. 20, 2016 in Annapolis in a non-Star Game.
Navy will next host American (6-20, 3-12 PL) on Wednesday at 7:00 PM.
The game will be Navy's final home game of the 2016-17 regular season.
The program will honor the five members of the Class of 2017 with a pregame Senior Day ceremony.
Navy's five seniors are Tim Abruzzo, Edward Alade, Zach Fong, James Hemphill and Grant Vermeer.