Army edges Navy for first time since 1992, 73-63

Mids had won 13 in row

Towson blows out Drexel

State men

February 24, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

For the first time since 1992, the Navy men's basketball team lost to rival Army, falling, 73-63, yesterday in a Patriot League game in front of 4,256 fans at Christl Arena in West Point, N.Y.

The loss broke Navy's 13-game winning streak against the Black Knights (12-16, 6-8). Also with the loss, Navy (10-19, 5-9) finished the regular season in seventh place in the Patriot League, the school's worst finish since its initial season in league (1991-92).

"Army deserved to win the basketball game," said Navy coach Don DeVoe. "Their aggressiveness and ability to get good shots made the difference."

Francis Ebong scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Navy.

Towson 81, Drexel 65: Senior Sam Sutton scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Tigers (10-17, 6-11) to a Colonial Athletic Association road victory over the Dragons (14-13, 11-7). Brian Allen added 15 points and 13 assists for Towson.

Sacred Heart 88, Mount St. Mary's 84: The host Mountaineers (3-23, 2-17 in Northeast Conference) blew a 12-point halftime lead and fell to the Pioneers (7-12, 8-18).

North Carolina A&T 85, UMES 72: Four Aggies were in double figures, led by Bruce Jenkins' 24, as host North Carolina A&T (11-15, 10-7) downed the cold-shooting Hawks (11-15, 7-10). Thomas Trotter led UMES with 36 points, but he missed 20 of 27 shots.

Pitt-Bradford 102, Frostburg State 99: The Panthers (22-4) used a last-second three-pointer to send the game into overtime and then hit 8 of 8 free throws in the extra session to outlast the Bobcats (16-12) and win the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Tournament at the McDowell Sports Center in Bradford, Pa.

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