Navy men’s basketball dropped their third consecutive game, 88-51 at the Providence Friars on Thursday night. After opening with a 5 point home loss to Michigan State, Navy has been outscored by a combined 180-104 by Providence and Notre Dame. Perhaps the most telling stat of the game was the dichotomy in shooting 3’s. Providence was 11-21 from beyond the arc, while Navy was struggled to 4-17. But before we get too worried, let’s remember that this is the a Providence team that won the Big East last year and returned several key contributors, while Notre Dame is in the top half of the extremely deep ACC. Navy heads to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn to face a the CAA-favorite Northeastern Huskies on Saturday night. The Huskies are fresh off a win at Florida State and looking to push their record to 3-0.
On the women’s side of the hardcourt, Navy blew past Mary Washington in the 2nd half last night to notch their first win of the season. Trailing by three at the break, Navy opened the 2nd half on a 21-4 run en route to a 79-59 victory. Contributing to the dominant performance in the game was Navy’s out-rebounding the Eagles 33-14 in the 2nd half. But there is certainly room for the team to improve as the ladies shot just 4-of-21 from three and 23-of-40 from the free throw line. Navy continues a 6 game home stand on Saturday night against the Penn Quakers.
It was announced earlier in the week that two Navy football players have been selected for leadership roles for the second semester. Linebacker Joe Worth has been chosen to lead the Brigade of Midshipmen as the Brigade Commander. He becomes the first football player to hold this position since Zerbin Singleton served in the role in 2008. Additionally, safety Shakir Robinson has been selected as First Regimental Commander for the spring.
- Keenan Reynolds has been recognized by both NAAA and ESPN for his performance against Georgia Southern. NAAA named him the athlete of the week and a fan vote lead to Reynolds being named the ESPN/Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week.
- This Saturday will see Navy wrestling team host the annual Navy Classic. There will be 3 ranked teams and 22 total ranked wrestlers facing off in Wesley Brown Field House.