Navy Beats Army, 79-68

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The Navy men's basketball team defeated Army, 79-68, on Saturday afternoon in Annapolis. The win evens the season series between the service acadamies to 1-1 (Army beat Navy in January, 72-61).

Improving to 9-16 overall with the victory, Navy moves to 6-8 in the Patriot League. Army, meanwhile, drops to 12-15 on the season and 7-7 in conference play.

John Carter Jr. had a tremendous day at Alumni Hall, leading the Mids in scoring with 26 points. Evan Wieck put together a strong defensive performance, topping Navy players with 11 rebounds and two blocks.

Tommy Funk scored 20 points while also contributing seven assists and two steals to the Army effort. Matt Wilson led the Black Knights with 12 rebounds and two blocks.

Here's a look at how the game's final numbers compared.

Final Team Stats

 

Field Goal Percentage:
3-Point Percentage:
Free Throw Percentage:
Rebounds:
Turnovers:
Steals:

Army

37.5
26.7
60.0
33
5
8

Navy

55.1
55.6
60.0
44
14
2

Individual Leaders

 

Points:
Rebounds:
Assists:
Steals:
Blocks:

Army

Tommy Funk (20)
Matt Wilson (12)
Tommy Funk (7)
Tommy Funk & Jordan Fox (2)
Matt Wilson (2)

Navy

John Carter Jr. (26)
Evan Wieck (11)
Hasan Abdullah (7)
George Kiernan & Josiah Strong (1)
Evan Wieck (2)

Up next, Army travels to Lehigh on Feb. 20. Navy heads to Baltimore to face Loyola Maryland Wednesday night. (Looking for a complete Navy schedule? We've got you covered, right 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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