Scores

Final

The Citadel 70

(6-6, 0-1 Southern)

Navy 84

(6-5, 3-2 home)

3:00 PM ET, December 31, 2005

Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland

1 2 T
CIT 29 4170
NAVY 42 4284

Top Performers

Citadel: J. Everhart 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Navy: G. Sprink 31 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Navy 84, The Citadel 70

ANNAPOLIS, Md., (AP) -- Greg Sprink scored 31 points to lead Navy past The Citadel 84-70 on Saturday.

Sprink made six 3-pointers and scored 18 points in the first half to help Navy (6-5) take a 42-29 lead. He scored eight points during a second-half run that gave the Mids' their largest lead of the game at 61-39 with 13 minutes remaining. He finished 10-for-17 from the field.

David Hooper came off the bench to score 16 points for Navy which has won six of its last seven.

Kevin Hammack led The Citadel (6-6) with 13 points in its third straight double-digit loss. J'Mel Everhart added 10 points for the Bulldogs, who are 0-3 against the Midshipmen in Annapolis.

Joseph Thompson scored all seven of his points during an 11-0 run that cut The Citadel's deficit to 61-50 at the 10:49 mark. Navy forward Matt Fannin halted the rally with a layup and the visitors would get no closer.

The Citadel was playing without starting guard Vytautas Valiulis, who suffered a broken hand over the Christmas break.

The Midshipmen made a season-high 11 3-pointers and forced the Bulldogs into 21 turnovers. It was Navy's first win this season over a Division I opponent with a winning record.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIT
NAVY
Points 70 84
FG Made-Attempted 22-53 (.415) 28-64 (.438)
3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 11-26 (.423)
FT Made-Attempted 22-32 (.688) 17-27 (.630)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 21

2005-06 Season

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