Women's Basketball Cracking Calendar Year At Brown on Wednesday

Anna Simmers has averaged 16.8 ppg in road games this season

Anna Simmers has averaged 16.8 ppg in road games this season

Jan. 1, 2013

Army at Brown Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  – Army women’s basketball will begin to close out nonconference play on the road Wednesday at Brown. Tipoff at the Bears’ Pizzitola Sports Center is slated for 6 p.m. The Black Knights (10-3) are coming off a decisive 67-51 victory at home against Bryant on Sunday afternoon, marking their first game in over two weeks. Army will look to capture their 11th nonconference win for the first time since 2008-09, while also winning its first game of the new calendar year for the second time in three years.

Brown enters Wednesday’s contest with a 4-6 record as winners of two of its last three games. After getting overwhelmed by Maryland in a 40-point loss, the Bears rebounded against UMES, 57-46, on Saturday to salvage their stay in College Park, Md.

How To Follow
The game can be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie), while an audio stream will also be available on Knight Vision, Army’s subscription-based service available on www.goARMYsports.com. First-year Army Coordinator of Multimedia and Broadcasting Heath Trabue will have the call.

Live statistical updates via Presto Sports Prime Time can be seen free of charge on www.BrownBears.com. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.

Army-Brown Series
The Black Knights will look to capture its fifth consecutive victory over the Bears on Wednesday evening to mark the longest active winning streak against any of Army’s 2012-13 scheduled opponents. Wednesday’s game will be the 10th of the series between Army and Brown and the first since the 2008-09 season. The Bears won the first five meetings between the two schools, while Army has prevailed in the four latest matchups, averaging a 14-point margin of victory in those games. Brown is 3-2 against Army on its home court at Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, R.I., with the Black Knights defeating the Bears 64-44 most recently at Brown on Jan. 4, 2009.

Last Time Out
Despite not playing a game for 17 days, Army women’s basketball looked rust-free as the Black Knights defeated Bryant, 67-51, on Sunday afternoon at Christl Arena. Freshman point guard Kelsey Minato led Army with a career-high 24 points, including her second five three-pointer game of the year, as the Black Knights improved to 10-3 to close out the calendar year. Minato shot a blistering 80 percent from the floor (8-for-10), including 5-of-7 on attempts from beyond the arc, to lead the Army shooting corps which eclipsed the 40-percent mark for the fifth time this season and second game in a row. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.

A win at Brown would...
• Be Army’s 11th non-conference win of the season
                Last time that happened: 2008-09 (11-6 NC)
• Be Army’s sixth nonconference road win of the season
                Last time that happened: 2007-08 (6-1 away NC)
• Improve the Black Knights’ record against Brown to 5-5
• Be Army’s fourth win over an Ivy League opponent this season
                Last time that happened: 2000-01
• Improve Army’s all-time record against Ivy League opponents to 48-43
• Improve Army to 11-3 through its first 14 games of the season, marking their second-best start under the direction of seventh-year head coach Dave Magarity
                Army started 16-2 during Magarity’s first season (2006-07)
• Drop Brown to 4-7
• Maintain Dave Magarity’s undefeated record against three of Army’s 22 opponents in 2012-13
• Be Dave Magarity’s 110th win at Army and 423rd career victory
                Magarity’s records: 109-82 at Army; 422-416 career

Up Next
Army will close out the nonconference portion of its schedule on Sunday when the Black Knights travel to first-time opponent Morgan State. The Bears last played on Dec. 18 – a 75-50 loss at Missouri – and are 4-8 on the season, having lost six of their last seven games.  

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