Another season in the college sports calendar brings us another version of the Army-Navy game to look forward to.
On Saturday, Navy’s men’s basketball team is set to host Army in their first of two regular season meetings this season. The game should be a good one, considering both teams are in great form. Ed DeChellis’ Midshipmen are off to a 5-2 start in Patriot League play and have won three straight games. Jimmy Allen’s Black Knights didn’t begin conference play as strong, but have also strung together three straight victories.
Before we get into the larger Service Academy basketball round-up, here’s everything you need to know about the Army-Navy men’s basketball game.
- Tip-off: 1:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Maryland
- Watch: CBS Sports Network
- KenPom: Navy is 215th | Army is 277th
- Leading scorers: Cam Davis, Navy - 16.2 ppg | Matt Wilson, Army - 15.1 ppg
- Leading rebounders: Greg Summers, Navy - 6.9 rpg | Matt Wilson, Army - 7.7 rpg
- Last meeting: Army lost to Navy 79-68 in Annapolis on Feb. 16, 2019.
Before the men’s game, the Navy women (6-12; 1-6 Patriot) will host Army (5-13; 1-6 Patriot) at Alumni Hall at 11 a.m. That game will also be aired on CBS Sports Network.
Army fell to 5-13 on the season Wednesday, losing 57-52 at home to Lafayette. Kate Murray led the Black Knights with 15 points.
The Black Knights put on their best scoring performance since 2017 on Wednesday, beating Lafayette on the road 94-74. Tommy Funk was one of five Army players to score in double figures, as he posted 19 points and 11 assists. The Black Knights shot more than 60 percent from the field for the first time since Nov. 30, 2016.
Navy snapped a nine-game losing streak Wednesday by getting a gritty 46-41 victory at home over Boston. The Mids forced Boston into 21 turnovers and held the Terriers to 20 percent shooting from the three-point line. Lindsay Llewellyn led the Mids with 14 points and seven rebounds.
The Midshipmen improved to 11-7 overall Wednesday, edging out the Boston Terriers on the road for a 60-58 overtime victory. Greg Summers led the Mids with 19 points and eight rebounds. A jumper from Cam Davis and a free throw from John Carter Jr. sealed the win for Navy.
Air Force Women
Air Force lost its fourth straight contest Wednesday, falling to Utah State at home, 53-52. Hailey Bassett tallied 13 points and nine rebounds for the Falcons. Air Force hosts San Jose State on Saturday.
Air Force Men
The Falcons suffered their second straight loss on Tuesday, falling 72-47 at Utah State. Ryan Swan had 10 points and eight rebounds for Air Force. The Falcons will look to bounce back Saturday vs. San Jose State.