NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Eric Flato scored 19 points and Chris
Andrews stole the ball twice in the final seconds as Yale beat Navy
73-70 Tuesday night.
After Matt Fannin put the Midshipmen up 63-58 with 6:12 left,
Flato scored five points during a 7-0 Yale run. Fannin, who led
Navy with 20 points, tied that game at 65-65 on an inside move with
3:41 left, but the Bulldogs scored the next six points.
Andrews missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity with
12.5 seconds left and Yale ahead 72-70, but he made up for it by
stealing the ball from David Hooper with 4.3 seconds left.
Andrews was fouled and made the second of two free throw
attempts to put Yale up by three, then stepped in front of Fannin
to steal the inbounds pass.
Yale, which trailed by as many as 10 in the first half, used a
7-0 run midway through the second half to take its first lead,
54-53 with 9:56 left.
Kaleo Kina had 14 points and six assists for Navy, while Greg
Sprink added 10. Sprink scored the game's first six points as Navy
jumped out to an 8-0 lead.
The victory gave Yale (5-4) its first back-to-back wins of the
season. Navy (3-5) had won three straight.