Scores

Final

Navy 77

(9-18, 5-9 Patriot)

American U 84

(15-11, 8-6 Patriot)

    2:00 PM ET, February 26, 2005

    Bender Arena, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    NAVY 45 3277
    AMER 47 3784

    Top Performers

    Navy: D. Hooper 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    American: J. Thomas 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    American 84, Navy 77

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jason Thomas and Raimonda Petrauskas scored 17 points each and American finished its fourth straight winning season with an 84-77 victory over Navy in the teams' regular-season finale Saturday.

    Third-seeded American (15-11, 8-6) and sixth-seeded Navy (9-18, 5-9) will meet again Friday in a first-round Patriot League Tournament game at Bucknell University.

    David Hooper led Navy with 20 points. Taj Mathews scored 15 and Corey Johnson added 11 for the Midshipmen, who earned their highest seeding in the conference tourney since 2001.

    Patrick Okpwae scored 12 points and Andrew Ingram added 11 for the Eagles, who overcame a 10-point deficit in the first half and never trailed in the second. American closed the first half with a 7-0 run, capped by Linas Lekavicius' layup for a 47-45 lead.

    Thomas, Petrauskas, Okpwae, Matej Cresnik and Ryan Graham, who finished with seven assists, are American's first senior group to compile four consecutive winning seasons in 30 years. ^

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAVY
    AMER
    Points 77 84
    FG Made-Attempted 29-62 (.468) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 25-28 (.893)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 12

    2004-05 Season

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