Feb. 7, 2013
Army at Bucknell Game Notes
WEST POINT, N.Y. –Army will begin the second cycle of Patriot League games at Bucknell on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Black Knights enter the second half of conference play with a 5-2 mark and in a tie with American for second place. Army (16-6) defeated the Bison, 68-60, in the league opener at West Point on Jan. 12, marking their third consecutive win against Bucknell. The Bison enter Saturday’s game with a 4-3 record, 13-9 overall, and in fourth place in the conference standings. After the loss to Army, Bucknell went on a four-game winning streak before dropping its final two contests before the break.
The Last Meeting
January 12, 2013
West Point, N.Y.
Army Scores 68-60 Win Over Bucknell In Conference Opener
For the ninth consecutive season, Army women's basketball began Patriot League play with a win, defeating Bucknell for the second consecutive year, 68-60, Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena. Three Black Knights scored in double figures led by senior Anna Simmer's 22, while junior Jen Hazlett recorded her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
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. Seth Cantor will handle the play-by-play and commentary duties.
Live statistical updates GameTracker can be seen free of charge on www.BucknellBison.com, while Patriot League All-Access will provide video for a fee at www.PatriotLeague.org. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.
The Black Knights are eyeing their fifth series sweep of the Bison after winning the year’s first matchup, 68-60, at West Point on Jan. 12. Army led by as many as 18 with five minutes to play before the Bison went on a 13-2 run to get within single digits of the Black Knights. Army won both games during the 2012 season and is hoping for its first back-to-back series sweeps since 1990-91 and 1991-92. The Black Knights are 6-19 in games at Sojka Pavilion, including 2012’s 67-64 victory. Bucknell leads the all-time series, which dates back to 1983-84, 31-20.
A win at Bucknell would...
• Be Army’s 17th win of the season for its highest total since 2008-09
The 2008-09 team went 19-12
• Be Army’s second consecutive series sweep of the Bison and fourth overall
• Be just the second time in series history Army earned back-to-back series sweeps of Bucknell
The Black Knights won both regular-season meeitngs in 1990-91 and 1991-92
• Improve Army to 8-4 in the first game of the second cycle of Patriot League games with the current lineup of teams (2001-02)
In the eighth game of the conference schedule, Army has won six of the last seven
• Be Army’s ninth road win of the season, its most since 2008-09
The Black Knights went 9-7 on the road that season
• Be Dave Magarity’s 116th win at Army and 429th career victory
Magarity’s records: 115-86 at Army; 428-420 career
Last Time Out
Army finished the first seven-game cycle of Patriot League games with a 61-56 win at Lehigh, its first win at Stabler Arena since 2007. The Black Knights halted their two-game losing streak thanks to a resurgence by senior guard Anna Simmers who tallied a game-high 21 points despite getting into early foul trouble. Army is 5-2 through the first half of conference play for the first time since 2007-08 as the Black Knights sit in a tie for second place in the league standings. Simmers recorded her first double-digit scoring effort since going for 11 against Navy on Jan. 20 after averaging just 3.7 points per game the previous three contests. Army’s lone senior to see the court tonight, Simmers had a game-high 11 at intermission despite picking up her third foul with over four minutes remaining in the stanza. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.
Army will play the first of just two home games in the month of February on Wednesday, Feb. 13, when Lafayette travels to West Point. The Black Knights won the first meeting of the season in Easton, Pa., 63-43, for their largest Patriot League win since besting Colgate by 20 in 2009. Tipoff at Christl Arena is slated for 7 p.m.
For tickets, visit www.goARMYsports.com or call 1-877-TIX-ARMY. Fans can also stop by the ticket office at its new location at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium during its regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). The Holleder Center ticket office, located just outside Christl Arena, opens for sales one hour prior to home contests.