Army Looking To Bounce Back Against American On Saturday

Jordan Elliott

Jordan Elliott

Feb. 22, 2013

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WEST POINT, N.Y.  – The Black Knights will look to avoid back-to-back losses when they host American on Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena. Army (19-7, 8-3 Patriot League) lost at Colgate on Wednesday night by a score of 60-56, while American (13-12, 6-5 PL) fell at home to Navy 52-42. The Eagles beat the Black Knights in Game 1 of the season series, 45-42, in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26. Tipoff on Saturday is set for 3 p.m.

The Last Meeting
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Army's Offense Off The Mark in 45-42 Loss at American
Army's hot start to Patriot League play was halted on Saturday afternoon at American as women's basketball fell to the Eagles 45-42 at Bender Arena. The Black Knights entered the game undefeated in conference play after four games for just the second time in program history, but a frenzied American defense prevented Army's offense from finding a groove and ultimately resulted in the Black Knights coming up short in their lowest scoring game of the season.

On the line for Army is a guaranteed home game in the Patriot League Championship Quarterfinals, as a Black Knight win against the Eagles would solidify Army’s spot in the top four of the conference standings. Navy is the lone team in the league to clinch a home playoff game as the Midshipmen stand in first place with a 9-2 record - both losses coming at the hands of the Black Knights.

Army will wear its specially designed white uniforms with pink ACU (Army Combat Uniform) insets in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with Saturday being Army’s official “Pink Zone” game. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the battle against breast cancer.

Saturday also marks a celebration for Girls and Women in Sports, as a number of women’s athletic teams at West Point will feature mini clinics prior to the Army-American basketball game. The festivities will begin at 1 p.m., at the Foley Athletic Center, directly across the street from Christl Arena. For more information, contact Army’s marketing department at 845-446-2375 or email odiamktg@usma.edu.

For tickets to the game, 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.

How To Follow
The game will be aired via an audio and video stream 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 Game Tracker can be seen free of charge on www.goARMYsports.com. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.

It’s A Cinch To Clinch
Army will guarantee itself a home game in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinal Round with a win on Saturday against American. Should the Black Knights not defeat the Eagles, Army can still lock up a top-four seed (and the accompanying home game) should Lafayette defeat Lehigh on Saturday night. First-place Navy is the lone team so far to secure a home game in the first round of postseason play. The Black Knights have been among the top-four seeds in the conference tournament 11 times since 1991.

Army-American Series
The Black Knights will look to avoid back-to-back losses when they host American on Saturday afternoon. On the line for Army is a guaranteed home game in the Patriot League Championship Quarterfinals, as a Black Knight win against the Eagles would solidify Army’s spot in the top four of the conference standings. Navy is the lone team in the league to clinch a home playoff game as the Midshipmen stand in first place with a 9-2 record - both losses coming at the hands of the Black Knights. Army lost at Colgate on Wednesday night by a score of 60-56, while American fell at home to Navy 52-42. The Eagles beat the Black Knights in Game 1 of the season series, 45-42, in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 26.

Army’s Record vs. American...
at West Point: 4-8
at American: 4-9
at neutral site: 1-0
in postseason: 1-0

Last Time Out
Army’s stay atop the Patriot League women’s basketball standings lasted just three days as the Black Knights were upset by last-place Colgate 60-56 on Wednesday night in Hamilton, N.Y. Junior Jen Hazlett tallied a game-high 22 points, her highest total of the season, to lead three Black Knights in double figures. Army and Navy entered the week in a tie for first place after the Black Knights defeated the Midshipmen on Saturday, but Navy topped American on Wednesday night to claim the top spot in the Patriot League standings and push the Black Knights to No. 2. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.

Up Next
The final week of the regular season will begin on the road for Army as the Black Knights will look to avenge their earlier season loss to Holy Cross when they face the Crusaders in Worcester, Mass., on Wednesday night. Holy Cross enters the weekend in a tie for third place with American, as both show 6-5 records in Patriot League play. The Crusaders host Bucknell on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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