Men's Basketball Bounces Back to Take Down Navy

Jan 25, 2021

Men's Basketball Bounces Back to Take Down NavyThe Army West Point Men's Basketball team bounced back from Saturday's defeat with an 87-78 victory over service academy rival Navy at Alumni Hall yesterday.

“Today was a gut check for both teams,” Head Coach Jimmy Allen said. “I am incredibly proud of how our team responded. When you have the emotional level of a game in this rivalry and you have to do this two days in a row, for our guys to come out the way they did says a lot about our team.”

The resilient Black Knights have showed a knack for responding thus far this season, as they are now 4-0 when coming off a loss. Four Army players reached double-digit points in the game, with Lonnie Grayson leading the team with 19 points. Plebe point guard Jalen Rucker had a career-high 18 points on the afternoon. The loss is Navy's first in the Patriot League this season.

“Being able to bounce back says a lot about our team,” Allen said. “I've been incredibly impressed with the mental toughness of our team and how they've been able to respond. Their level of commitment to being a good basketball program really speaks for itself.”

Army’s firstie class is now 5-3 against Navy with two contests remaining between the sides on February 20 and 21 in Christl Arena. Read more.

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