Scores

Final

American U 68

(6-13, 2-4 Patriot)

Navy 77

(8-10, 1-4 Patriot)

    7:30 PM ET, January 25, 2006

    Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Maryland

    1 2 T
    AMER 37 3168
    NAVY 31 4677

    Top Performers

    American: D. Mercer 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Navy: G. Sprink 27 Pts, 5 Reb

    Navy 77, American 68

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Greg Sprink scored 27 points and Navy beat American for the first time in 15 years, 77-68 on Wednesday night.

    Adam Teague added a career-high 19 points for Navy, which had lost 11 straight games to the Eagles and had never beaten them in eight previous Patriot League meetings. The win also marked the first time American had lost on Navy's current home court, Alumni Hall, which opened in 1991. Navy had not beaten American in Annapolis since Jan. 17, 1987.

    Navy (8-10, 1-4) trailed American (6-13, 2-4) 37-31 at halftime, but rallied to take a 49-48 lead with 12:04 to play when Kaleo Kina made three free throws.

    Sprink made three straight 3-pointers and later hit two more to give Navy a 61-56 lead. He finished 7-of-10 from 3-point range.

    Matt Fannin reinjured his left knee early in the second half, but returned to help the Midshipmen down the stretch. He gave Navy the lead for good at 58-56 with a basket with 6:26 left and finished with eight points, five assists and five rebounds. Corey Johnson added nine rebounds and six assists. Teague was 11-of-12 from the line as Navy made 19 of 23 free throws, including eight straight, to close the game.

    Derrick Mercer had 17 points and Paulius Joneliunas added 15 for the Eagles, both career highs. Arvydas Eituavicus added 11 points for American, which was 8-of-15 from the free throw line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMER
    NAVY
    Points 68 77
    FG Made-Attempted 27-67 (.403) 24-53 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 10-19 (.526)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 19-23 (.826)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 9

    2005-06 Season

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