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Men’s Hoops to Host Washington College on Wednesday Afternoon

Shawn Anderson
Nov. 21, 2017

Game Information
Washington College (1-1) at Navy (2-2)
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 | 3:00 PM (ET)
Annapolis, Md. | Alumni Hall (5,710)
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men’s basketball team (2-2) will host Division III Washington College (1-1) on Wednesday at 3:00 PM in Alumni Hall. The Navy-Washington College contest is a regional round game of the upcoming Homewood Suites FGCU Shootout in Fort Myers, Fla.

Washington College will make the short 46-mile trip over the Bay Bridge from Chestertown, Md. There will be free live video of Wednesday’s game with Pete Medhurst and Michael Heary on the call. Live statistics will also be available.

Wednesday’s game is the first of a Navy basketball doubleheader in Alumni Hall. The Navy women will host Air Force following the conclusion of the men’s game.

Promotions
• First 500 fans get free stuffing from Main and Market.
• First 250 fans get a Bill the Goat Bib from Main and Market.
• Pie eating contest between game one and game two.
• Sprint Football Halftime Scrimmage (football scrimmage) during men's game.

Midshipmen Storylines
• Navy enters Wednesday’s game at 2-2 overall after a 79-71 win at Bryant on Saturday.
• Navy tested itself early this season, opening with back-to-back ACC opponents and playing its first four games in four different states over the season’s opening nine days.
• Navy’s other win this season was a 71-62 victory over Pitt in the Veterans Classic on Nov. 10.
• Four players scored in double figures in Navy’s win over Bryant on Saturday.
• Senior guard Bryce Dulin led the Mids with 21 points and made four 3-pointers.
• Senior forward Tom Lacey had a double-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
• Lacey recorded his eighth career double-double against Bryant. His eight career double-doubles are the highest career total by a Navy player in 10 years (Greg Sprink-9; 2005-08).
• Senior guard Shawn Anderson had a great all-around game with 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while junior guard Hasan Abdullah scored 16 points and had four rebounds.
• Anderson scored in double figures for the 51st time in his career against Bryant.
• Through four games this season, Abdullah is leading Navy in scoring with 11.3 points per game.
• Anderson and Dulin are tied for second with 10.0 points per game.
• Anderson leads the team in assists (3.3) and ranks third in rebounds (5.5).
• Lacey leads Navy in rebounding (6.8) and is fourth in scoring at 9.3 points per game.
• Anderson ranks 24th in program history in career scoring with 972 points. He is 28 points away from becoming the 24th Midshipman to score 1,000 career points.
• Navy is currently leading the Patriot League in free throw percentage at 76.1 percent.
• Navy’s best ever free throw percentage for an entire season was 74.9 percent (2008).
• Anderson ranks fourth in the Patriot League in free throw percentage at 82.4 percent (14-of-17).
• Navy’s late free throw shooting helped seal wins over both Pitt and Bryant.
• Navy has a veteran team this season and its junior and senior classes have combined to score 87 percent of the team’s points so far this year.
• A key for Navy’s success has been reaching the 70-point mark offensively. Navy is 12-0 over the last two seasons when scoring at least 70 points.
• Head coach Ed DeChellis is 1-0 all-time against Washington College.

 

 

Washington College Storylines
• Washington College is currently 1-1, but the Shoremen are hosting Swarthmore on Tuesday evening and will be playing its game at Navy on back-to-back days.
• The Shoremen are coached by former Navy assistant Aaron Goodman. Goodman was an assistant at Navy for nine years from 2007 to 2015.
• Washington College is located in Chestertown, Md., just 46 miles from the Naval Academy.
• Washington College lost to Salisbury in its opener, 94-62, on Nov. 15, and then defeated Goucher, 80-58, on Sunday.
• Through two games, sophomore guard Austin Allen is leading the team in scoring (9.5) and rebounding (5.0).
• Sophomore forward Dallas Marshall, sophomore guard Josh Porteous and sophomore guard Nick Schmelzer are each averaging 9.0 points.
• Washington College was 7-18 overall last season and 3-15 in the Centennial Conference.

Series History vs. Washington College
• Navy leads the all-time series against Washington College, 12-2.
• The two teams met last season with Navy taking the 74-47 victory.
• 2017 graduate Tim Abruzzo led Navy with 21 points against the Shoremen last season.
• Senior guard Nourse Fox scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
• Senior Tom Lacey posted nine points and 10 rebounds.

Looking Ahead: Homewood Suites FGCU Shootout
• Navy will next compete in the three-game, three-day Homewood Suites FGCU Shootout from Friday-Sunday in Florida Gulf Coast’s Alico Arena in Fort Myers.
• Navy will play St. Francis Brooklyn (1-2) on Friday at 4:00 PM, FGCU (2-1) on Saturday at 7:00 PM and Denver (1-2) on Sunday at 12 noon.
• Navy will be competing in a three-day, three-game Thanksgiving weekend tournament for the third straight year.

Shuttle/Parking 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. For Wednesday’s doubleheader, the shuttle will run for one hour after the women’s game ends. 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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