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Navy Men's Basketball to Play at Virginia Tuesday

Tilman Dunbar scored 17 points against Binghamton

Tilman Dunbar scored 17 points against Binghamton

Nov. 18, 2013

Navy (2-2) at Virginia (2-1)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | 7:00 PM (ET)
Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena (14,593)
Navy Game Notes | Virginia Game Notes
TV: Comcast Sports Plus (Ch. 575) and Fox Sports South
Streaming Video: ESPN3.com | Live Statistics
Radio: WNAV 1430 AM / 99.9 FM and Sirius Ch. 85

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's basketball team (2-2), winners of two straight, will play at Virginia (2-1) on Tuesday at 7:00 PM at John Paul Jones Arena. The game will be televised by Comcast Sports Plus in the Maryland area (Ch. 575 for Comcast subscribers) and Fox Sports South. Wes Durham (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst) will have the call. The game will be streamed online on ESPN3.

The complete listing of TV stations carrying the game from around the country: FOX Sports Midwest Plus/FOX Sports Indiana Plus, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus, YES, NESN Plus, ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, SportsTime Ohio, FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX Sports Prime Ticket, ROOT Sports Rocky Mtn, ROOT Sports Northwest.

The Navy-Virginia game can also be heard in the Annapolis area on WNAV 1430 AM / 99.9 FM with Pete Medhurst and Michael Heary handling the broadcasting duties. Audio can also be heard on Sirius Channel 85. Live statistics will be available on navysports.com.

Midshipmen Storylines
• Navy will play its fifth game of the first 12 days of the season and its fourth game on the road.
• Navy is coming off a 68-50 win at Binghamton on Saturday.
• Navy has held its last two opponents to 50 points or less (50-Binghamton; 47-Goucher).
• Sophomore point guard Tilman Dunbar had 17 points, four rebounds and two assists against Binghamton, after having six points, eight assists and zero turnovers against Goucher.
• Sophomore center Will Kelly has tallied a career-high 12 points twice this season.
• Kelly had 12 points and 10 rebounds against Saint Francis and 12 points and six rebounds at Binghamton.
• Navy has not trailed in each of its last two games (Binghamton and Goucher).
• After making 24 free throws in its first three games, Navy made 20 free throws against Binghamton.
• Navy and Virginia both have allowed under 60 points on average this season and both have a double-digit positive rebounding margin.
• Navy is allowing 57.2 points per game and has a +10.3 rebounding margin while Virginia is allowing 52.3 points per game and has a +14.3 rebounding margin.
• Of the eight freshmen on Navy's roster, forward James Hemphill has emerged as the most-used plebe at this point of the season. Hemphill ranks sixth on the team with 12.0 minutes per game. He had 10 rebounds against Goucher.
• The last time Navy was at .500 or better was December 10, 2012 at 6-6.
• Navy has won back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 23-Nov. 24 of 2012. Navy's last three-game winning streak was in January of 2011.
• Navy has had a different leading scorer in all four of its games this season (Kendall Knorr, Worth Smith, Brandon Venturini and Tilman Dunbar).
• Navy has used the same starting lineup in each of the first four games with Dunbar, Venturini, Knorr, Smith and Kelly. However, Venturini left the Binghamton game with an injury.
• Navy has made at least one three-pointer in 309 consecutive games.
• Navy has an all-time record of 1,308-966 (.575).
• This is the 107th season of men's basketball at the Naval Academy.
• Navy was picked to finish 10th in the Patriot League preseason poll by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.



Virginia Storylines
• Virginia enters Tuesday's game at 2-1.
• Virginia's loss was to then-No. 14 VCU, 59-56, on a three-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining.
• Virginia defeated James Madison, 61-41, and Davidson, 70-57.
• The Cavaliers pride themselves on their defense and they ranked fifth in the country in scoring defense (55.6 points allowed per game) last year.
• Virginia was ranked No. 25 in the AP and Coaches Polls last week, but fell out of both polls after the loss to VCU.
• Malcom Brogdon leads Virginia with 12.0 points per game and Mike Tobey is second with 11.0 points per game.
• 2012-13 First-Team All-ACC senior guard Joe Harris is a 1,000 point scorer.
• Harris averaged 16.3 points per game last year but is only averaging 8.0 points so far this season.
• Virginia advanced to the NIT Quarterfinals last season with a 23-12 overall record.

Series History vs. Virginia
• Navy leads the all-time series against Virginia, 32-12.
• The teams last met on Feb. 16, 1974 with Virginia earning a 91-72 win.
• The series started during the 1909-10 season. The exact date and the location of the first game is unknown, but Navy posted a 51-6 win.
• Virginia is 5-1 in games at Charlottesville.
• This will be the first game between the two schools at John Paul Jones Arena.

First of Three TV Games for Navy
• With Tuesday's game being broadcast on Comcast Sports Plus and Fox Sports South (as well as ESPN3), it will mark the first of at least three TV games for Navy this season.
• CBS Sports Network will carry the Army-Navy games in Annapolis on January 11 and in West Point on February 8. Additional TV games are possible on the CBS Sports Network as part of the Patriot League's flex package and will be announced later in the season.

Looking Ahead
• After playing four of its first five games of the season on the road, Navy will return to Alumni Hall to take on UMBC on Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 PM to start a three-game homestand.
• Navy is 8-4 all-time against UMBC and the teams last met in 2006.
• Navy will also play at UMBC this season on December 30.

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