Army 80

(5-12, 1-4 Patriot)

Navy 73

(7-10, 0-4 Patriot)

    1:00 PM ET, January 22, 2006

    Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland

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    ARMY 36 4480
    NAVY 35 3873

    Top Performers

    Army: M. Bell 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Navy: M. Fannin 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Army 80, Navy 73

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Matt Bell scored 24 points and Corban Bates added a career-high 20 to lead Army to an 80-73 victory over Navy on Sunday.

    Marshall Jackson sealed the game with a pair of free throws and an easy basket in the final 20 seconds -- his only points of the night.

    The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Black Knights (5-12, 1-4 Patriot League). It was Army's second win in Annapolis in 3 years, following 14 straight road losses to Navy.

    The Midshipmen (7-10, 0-4) led in most statistical categories, but the Black Knights shot 65 percent in the second half and 57.8 percent for the game. They went 10-for-19 from 3-point range.

    Cory Brown added 15 points, and Cory Sinning scored 10 for the Black Knights.

    Matt Fannin, who missed the previous four games with a knee injury, led Navy with 18 points. Greg Sprink added 14, and Kaleo Kina scored 11.

    Navy's guards were cold, as Sprink, Kina and Corey Johnson combined to go 9-for-13 from the field. The Midshipmen shot 42 percent and made 4 of 18 3-point attempts.

    Army made 10 of its 14 shots and led 33-23 with four minutes left in the first half, but Navy used a 9-0 run to get close again and trailed 36-35 at halftime.

    The Midshipmen took their first lead of the game early in the second half, which featured four ties and 10 lead changes before Bates' 3-pointer with 9:49 remaining gave Army the lead for good.

    Navy pulled within 76-73 on a basket by Kina with 27 seconds remaining, and the Midshipmen got the ball back when they tied up the inbounds pass, but Fannin missed from the lane.

    Jackson was fouled after the rebound and made both free throws, then added an open layup with 5 seconds left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 80 73
    FG Made-Attempted 26-45 (.578) 25-59 (.424)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-28 (.643) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 3

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