San Diego blows Navy away, 93-76

January 03, 1992|By Hill Anderson | Hill Anderson,Special to The Sun

SAN DIEGO -- The Naval Academy didn't seem to be part of the Department of Defense last night, as the Midshipmen were overrun by the University of San Diego, 93-76.

The Toreros, who had been averaging 72 points, took control in the second half and finished with a shooting percentage that improved from 53 percent in the first half to 69 percent for the game.

Navy (2-7) shot 60 percent but couldn't execute off the pesky, trapping defense coach Pete Herrmann repeatedly pleaded for from the bench. As a result, San Diego (8-3) had five players in double figures, including power forward Kelvin Woods, who scored 21 points, mostly in the paint, and center Brooks Barnhard, who scored a career-high 17.

"We play an uptempo game all the time, as the people in Baltimore well know," Herrmann said. "We made a number of runs at them, but we didn't have enough.

"They [the Toreros] are a veteran team that plays well at home, and they played very well tonight."

Herrmann stopped short of saying he was victimized by West Coast officials, at whom he had been barking the entire game. "They took the ball from us on four straight offensive possessions," he said.

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