Navy Notables – 12/23/14

Good morning.  It’s gameday, so we’re gonna keep this one really short.

Navy men’s basketball picked up a big win over Towson last night after having lost 4 of their prior 5 games.  The game saw the return of Worth Smith to the lineup, who had been out since the opening game against Michigan State with a knee injury.  His impact was immediate and substantial.  Smith had 13 points in the first half en route to 20 for the game.  He also added 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 28 minutes of play.  Brandon Venturini also had a big game with 19 points.  Defensively, Navy held Towson to just 29% shooting from the field.  Navy will open Patriot League play on New Year’s Eve when they host Loyola at 4pm.

Mid-morning update:

The final tally: 10,800 ticket sold, including 7,000 donated.  BZ, tell your squad leader.

Quick hits:

  • Over at, Nelson Rice has a great piece on Keenan Reynolds.  It weaves interviews with parents and coaches through his performance at the Army-Navy game this year.
  • If you need some doom and gloom to get you in the right mindset for tonight, you can go read a couple of stories about how Rocky Long has fared against Navy and Air Force.



5 Responses

  1. Kendall Knorr and Michael Brown are back too. Everything’s coming up Navy!

    • it’s the winter of the birddog

  2. After the Michigan State game, I thought we could be competitive in the Patriot League… hoping with a healthy roster that will be the case….

    let’s BEAT the AZTECS tonite!!!!

  3. Very happy to be in attendance tonight…GO NAVY!

  4. If you haven’t had enough doom & gloom from the Post article, just read SI’s Poinsettia Bowl preview:

    He’s picking SDSU by 35-24. Let’s hope that the SDSU players swallow the Kool-Ade.

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