Army Defeats Navy, 72-61

close up of a basketball
Navy at Loyola Maryland, Thursday, Feb. 21.

The Navy men's basketball team fell to Army, 72-61, Saturday afternoon in West Point, NY. Despite the final score, the game was a battle until the closing minutes when the Black Knights stretched their lead to 11 points.

With the loss, the Midshipmen fall to 6-11 on the season and 3-3 in Patriot League action. Army improves to 9-10 overall with the win and 4-2 in conference play.

Here's a look at how the two rival service academies compared in the numbers.

Final Team Stats

 

Field Goal Percentage: 

3-Point Percentage: 

Free Throw Percentage: 

Rebounds: 

Turnovers: 

Steals:

Navy

38.8

18.2

62.5

43

13

2

Army

43.6

32.1

88.2

32

9

3

Individual Leaders

 

Points

Rebounds

Assists

Steals

Blocks

Navy

George Kiernan (14)

Evan Wieck (11)

Hasan Abdullah (6)

George Kiernan & Hasan Abdullah (tied with 1)

Hasan Abdullah (2)

Army

Tommy Funk (22)

Matt Wilson (11)

Tommy Funk (7)

Lonnie Grayson (2)

Matt Wilson (3)

Up next for Army will be Holy Cross on Jan. 23. Navy heads home to face Lehigh on Wednesday night. (For a complete Navy schedule, please, click here.)

Chloe Stowe

Full-time novelist and blogger, Chloe Stowe loves to spin a tale almost as much as she loves her Nats and Navy sports (on Twitter, she's the #NavyMaven and #curlyWchick). This season will be her first as the Director of Nationals Coverage for the Maryland Sports Blog.

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