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Navy Holds on to Beat Loyola Maryland, 71-68

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Navy at Loyola Maryland, Thursday, Feb. 21.

The Navy men's basketball team held on to beat a surging Loyola Maryland in the final minutes of Saturday's game at Alumni Hall in Annapolis. The final score was 71-68.

With the win that snapped the Mids' four-game losing streak, Navy improves to 7-14 overall and 4-6 in the Patriot League.

The Greyhounds fall to 8-15 on the year and 4-6 in conference play. Andrew Kostecka had another fantastic game, scoring 27 points and recording 10 rebounds.

Here's a look at how the teams' final numbers matched up.

Final Team Stats

 

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

Loyola Maryland

44
33
50
32
17
14

Navy

46
39
56
43
20
10

Individual Leaders

 

Points:
Rebounds:
Assists:
Steals:
Blocks:

Loyola Maryland

Andrew Kostecka (27)
Andrew Kostecka (10)
Isaiah Hart (9)
Isaiah Hart (4)
Three tied at (1)

Navy

Evan Wieck (13)
George Kiernan (9)
Hasan Abdullah (8)
Hasan Abdullah (8)
George Kiernan (1)

Up next for Loyola Maryland will be Bucknell on Feb. 6. Navy welcomes American to Alumni Hall on Wednesday night. (A full Navy schedule can be found 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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