A clutch Josh Caldwell 3-pointer with one second remaining brought those at Christl Arena to their feet as the Army West Point Men's Basketball team erased a 15-point second-half deficit to top Loyola, 81-80, in a thrilling Patriot League contest on Saturday afternoon.
Tommy Funk fouled out of the game with 13 seconds on the clock and head coach Jimmy Allen turned to Caldwell. The yearling guard brought the ball down the court with his team down by two, 80-78, and the play drawn up gave him an open look in the corner. Caldwell seized the moment and delivered the game-winning basket to help the Black Knights (7-10, 2-4 Patriot League) capture their second consecutive league win.
For the game, four cadets scored in double figures led by a pair of 18-point performances from the firstie captains, Funk and Matt Wilson. Funk finished with a double-double after pairing his scoring output with 11 assists. Wilson, who was 9-of-13 from the field, led Army in rebounding with seven against the Greyhounds (9-10, 1-5 Patriot League).
Tucker Blackwell drilled multiple timely 3-pointers down the stretch and capped his afternoon with 16 points to lead all bench scorers, while Lonnie Grayson added 11 in the scoring column. Read more.