Despite trailing by 17 points entering the half, the Army West Point men's basketball team came from behind to capture a 66-61 victory over service-academy foe Air Force on Saturday afternoon at Clune Arena. Tommy Funk and Lonnie Grayson led the comeback effort and combined for nearly half of the Black Knights' (5-6) second-half points in the win over the Falcons (4-6). Funk finished as Army's top scorer after putting up 14 points, while Grayson totaled 11. Alex King was the third Cadet to reach double-digit points after he buried three 3-pointers and tallied 10 in the scoring column. After a poor shooting start, Army completely flipped the script in the second half and shot 50 percent from the field while not turning the ball over a single time.
Defensively, the Black Knights limited the Falcons to 29-percent shooting and only 21 points on five made field goals in the second half. The Black Knights bested the Falcons for the fifth straight meeting. Army picked up its first road victory of the year. The Cadets improved to 7-4 all-time versus Air Force. Grayson's 11 points and four made shots were both career highs. It was the first time this season he recorded double-digit points. The 50 percent shooting performance by the Cadets in the second half was the third-best shooting percentage in a half this year. For the 47th straight game, the Black Knights made five 3-pointers. Funk scored 12 of his points in the second half. Army scored 23 points off of 19 Air Force turnovers. The six turnovers by the Cadets tied a season low. John Emezie tied a career high with four steals. The Army bench accounted for 45 percent of the team's points. The Black Knights scored 30 of their 66 points from inside the paint. Army assisted on 49 percent of its made shots. Read More