Scores

Final

Navy 82

(1-4, 1-2 away)

Howard 73

(0-4, 0-2 home)

    4:00 PM ET, December 5, 2005

    Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    NAVY 29 5382
    HOW 38 3573

    Top Performers

    Navy: C. Colbert 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Howard: D. Hudson 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Navy 82, Howard 73

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Clif Colbert scored 16 points, and Navy rallied in the second half to earn its first victory, 82-73 over winless Howard on Monday night.

    Greg Sprink and David Hooper each scored 12 points for the Midshipmen (1-4), who overcame 30 turnovers and a nine-point halftime deficit.

    It was the first of three games between Washington-area teams in the single-day BB&T Classic.

    Navy scored the first 16 points of the second half to take a 45-38 lead. Kaleo Kina hit a pair of 3-pointers during the run, and Sprink and Adam Teague also connected from beyond the arc.

    Howard (0-4) eventually cut the margin to two points, but could get no closer. It was 72-69 before Hooper sank a 3-pointer with 50 seconds left to secure the victory.

    Darryl Hudson scored 19 points for the Bison and Louis Ford had 16.

    Navy led 59-51 before Bilal Russell hit a 3-pointer and added a layup to bring Howard to three points. Minutes later, two free throws by Hudson made it 65-63 with 4:34 to go.

    But Howard made only two more baskets the rest of the way.

    Ford scored 11 points, and the Bison forced 17 turnovers and limited Navy to 39 percent shooting in taking a 38-29 halftime lead.

    Each team had nine turnovers in the opening nine minutes. A 9-0 run put Howard ahead 13-9 before Hooper scored five points in an 8-2 spurt that gave Navy a 17-15 lead.

    A dunk by Hudson ignited a 12-3 run that provided the Bison with a seven-point cushion.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAVY
    HOW
    Points 82 73
    FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 18-27 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 9

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