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Army-Navy Rivalry Continues in Patriot League Tournament

March 2, 2015

No. 10 Army opens the Patriot League Tournament on the road against service academy rival Navy on Tuesday night in Annapolis, Md. The No. 7 seeded Midshipmen host Army in the postseason tournament for the first time since 2001 and the game can be seen live on the Patriot League Network starting at 7 p.m.

Navy swept the regular season series from Army, winning 67-59 in Annapolis, Md., on Feb. 7 and 75-66 at West Point in early January. The Mids have a three-game winning streak in the series.

Juniors Tanner Plomb and Kyle Wilson were recognized with places on the All-Patriot League Teams. Plomb earned a spot on the second team, while Wilson landed on the third team.

Together, Wilson and Plomb were the top scoring duo in the Patriot League in 2014-15 with an average of 33.4 points per game. Wilson was second in scoring in the conference at 17.7 points per game, while Plomb ranked fourth overall with a 15.7 points per game average.

Army’s win over American helped the team reach 15 victories for the third consecutive year. It marks the first time the Black Knights have had three straight 15-win campaigns since Bob Knight’s teams each won at least 15 from 1967-70.

Since head coach Zach Spiker arrived at West Point prior to the 2009 season, Army has totaled 36 Patriot League victories. From 1998-2008, the Black Knights won 37 conference games.

Army is 5-1 in games decided by three points or less and 10-2 when holding opponents under 70 points. The team is 9-3 this season when winning the rebounding battle.

Dylan Cox has averaged 12.3 points and handed out 33 assists, compared to 14 turnovers in Army’s last six games. The junior point guard scored a season-high 17 against both Holy Cross and Colgate and matched his career high with eight assists in the regular season finale at Lafayette. Overall, Cox is shooting 54.9 percent from the floor this season, including a 102-for-166 effort from inside the arc (61.4 percent).

A WIN OVER NAVY WOULD …

Improve Army’s road record to 8-7, the most road wins in a season since 1976-77 (10).

Snap a three-game losing streak to Navy.

Guarantee a winning season for the Black Knights.

Send Army into the Quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament to meet No. 2 Colgate on Thursday in Hamilton, N.Y.

HOW TO FOLLOW…

Online Video:
Patriot League Network
Talent: TBA

Radio: Army Sports Network
Talent: Rich DeMarco

Online Audio: Army Sports Network – Knight Vision ($)
Talent: Rich DeMarco

Live Stats: www.goARMYsports.com

Twitter: @Army_MBB

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