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Mids Look for Second Win in a Row on Tuesday Night Against St. Francis

Mark Veazey scored six points with eight rebounds in just 19 minutes against Howard.

Mark Veazey scored six points with eight rebounds in just 19 minutes against Howard.

Nov. 17, 2008

Navy Game Notes (11-17-08)

NAVY (1-1) vs. ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.) (0-1)
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 • 7:00 pm (ET)
Alumni Hall (5,710) • Annapolis, Md.
Radio: WNAV (1430 AM; www.wnav.com); WFED (1050 AM; www.federalnewsradio.com); WWWT (820 & 1500 AM); SIRIUS (Channel 125)
Tickets: 1-800-US4-NAVY
Streaming Video: Navy All-Access (www.navysports.com)
Gametracker: www.NavySports.com

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Mids Look for Second Win in a Row on Tuesday Night Against St. Francis
• Fresh off its first win of the year on Sunday against Howard, the Navy men's basketball team looks for its second win in a row on Tuesday night, hosting St. Francis (N.Y.) for a 7:00 pm tipoff at Alumni Hall. The Mids enter the contest with a 1-1 record, while St. Francis is 0-1. The contest will conclude a three-game in five-day season-opening stretch for the Mids.
• The game will be broadcast over the radio waves by WNAV (1430 AM; wnav.com), WFED (1050 AM; federalnewsradio.com), WWWT (820 & 1500 AM) and SIRIUS Radio (Channel 125) with Pete Medhurst handling the call, beginning with the Navy basketball pregame show at 6:45 pm (ET). In addition, the game will be video streamed on Navy All-Access at NavySports.com.

The Book on Navy
• Navy is coming off an impressive defensive performance on Sunday's 66-55 win over Howard. After giving up 86 points in Friday's loss to Towson, the Mids held the Bison without a field goal in the last nine minutes and outscored Howard, 17-1, during that stretch to earn their first win of the year. Navy held Howard to just 32.3 percent from the field and 18.8 percent from three-point range in equaling Navy's lowest defensive output since Jan. 21, 2007, against Army (loss, 53-50).
Chris Harris led Navy with 22 points, including three three-pointers. Harris had 12 of his points in the first half and also went 9-of-10 from the free throw line to keep Howard at bay. Freshman Jordan Sugars tallied 12 points, six rebounds, one steal and one block in just 16 minutes of action and sparked a game-ending 20-4 run with a pair of three-pointers in the final 11 minutes.
Kaleo Kina was the third Navy player in double figures with 11 points and seven rebounds. Kina became the newest member of Navy's 1,000-point club, reaching the plateau on a lay-up with 2:48 to play in the first half. He is the 18th player in school history to score 1,000 career points.
Mark Veazey, Clif Colbert and O.J. Avworo also sparked the Mids by combining for 16 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists. Veazey had six points and tied a career high with eight rebounds, while Colbert had six points and six rebounds. Avworo continues to show improvement, scoring four points with four rebounds and five assists.

 

 

The Book on St. Francis (N.Y.)
• St. Francis (N.Y.) enters the game with a 0-1 record after falling in its season opener to Seton Hall, 88-61. The Terriers actually led, 17-14 early on, before the Pirates turned on the jets and outscored St. Francis (N.Y.) the rest of the way, 74-44, for the easy victory. The Terriers finished last year with a 7-22 overall record and went 4-14 in the NEC.
• The Terriers were led by forward Kayode Ayeni with 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. Ricky Cadell and John Gooden added nine points each. The Terriers were outrebounded, 38-32, and turned the ball over 18 times. St. Francis shot just 35.1 percent from the field and went just 5-of-27 (.185) from three-point range.

 St. Francis (N.Y.) Projected Starters (2008-09 Stats)
Pos.
No.
 Name
Ht.
Wt.
Year
 Stats / Notes
F
1
Stefan Perunicic
6-6
195
Fr.
5.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg
F
23
Herman Wrice
6-7
210
Jr.
6.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
F
32
Kayode Ayeni
6-5
180
Jr.
19.0 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 3.0 bpg
G
3
Jamaal Womack
5-8
170
Sr.
5.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg
G
11
Ricky Cadell
6-2
180
So.
9.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 spg

 Navy's Projected Starters (2008-09 Stats)
Pos.
No.
 Name
Ht.
Wt.
Year
 Stats / Notes
F
33
Adam Teague
6-8
225
Sr.
5.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg
C
44
Mark Veazey
6-11
230
So.
6.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg
G
24
Kaleo Kina
6-4
200
Sr.
10.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg
G
5
Chris Harris
6-2
185
Jr.
15.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg
G
23
O.J. Avworo
6-0
195
So.
4.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.0 apg
Navy Stock Tips
• Navy is looking to become 2-1 for the third time under head coach Billy Lange. Navy was also 2-1 in the 2004-05 and 2006-07 seasons.
• The Mids have won three straight non-conference home games by an average margin of 19.3 points per game.
• Navy is 20-14 under Lange when making at least 10 three-pointers in a game, including 9-6 a year ago.
• Despite all the three-point success, Navy went 1-8 a year ago when attempting 30 or more three-pointers, and is just 3-11 all-time under Lange.
• Navy was one of four teams last year that had four players connect on 44 or more three-pointers.
• Navy was 8-2 last year when scoring more than 80 points, with both of the losses coming in overtime. The Mids are 20-5 under Lange when reaching 80 points.
• The Mids are 31-8 under Lange when shooting a better percentage from the field than their opponent.
• Navy is 31-7 under coach Lange when shooting more free throws than its opponent.
• Navy is 8-1 during its last nine games when holding foes to 40.0 percent or less from the field.
• Navy has not shot above 40.0 percent in its last seven games, dating back to last year.
• Navy's 96 combined rebounds are the most in a two-game span since grabbing 99 in wins over Morgan State (Dec. 8) and Washington College (Dec. 18).
• The Mids are 6-3 all-time when Clif Colbert reaches double-digit scoring after falling to Towson on Friday.
• Navy is 11-5 all-time when Adam Teague tallies 10 or more points.
• Navy is 15-8 all-time when Kaleo Kina scores 10 points with four assists in the same game. On the flipside, the Mids are just 4-8 all-time when Chris Harris reaches those marks.
• The Mids improved to 5-3 all-time when Chris Harris scores 20 points in a game. Navy is 15-12 when Chris Harris scores in double-figures.

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