March 13, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. – Army’s Kyle Wilson continued to compile postseason accolades when he was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team. Wilson averaged 20.5 points per game in the Black Knights’ run to the conference semifinals.
In Army’s 72-71 quarterfinal win at Bucknell, Wilson scored 19 points, including the Black Knights’ final nine points as Army overcame a seven-point deficit with less than three minutes to go. Wilson hit the game-tying three-pointer with just less than a minute to go and tallied the game-winning basket with 12.5 seconds left. He followed that with a game-high 22 points in the team’s semifinal loss at top-seeded Bucknell.
Wilson shot 54.8 percent (17-31) overall and was 3-for-8 from three-point range during tournament play. He was 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Second-seeded American captured the Patriot League championship and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a win over the Terriers Wednesday night. The Eagles’ Darius Gardner was named the tournament most valuable player. In addition to Gardner, the five-man all-tournament team consisted of American’s Tony Wroblicky and Jesse Reed, BU’s Maurice Watson Jr., Holy Cross’ Dave Dudzinski and Wilson.
Wilson is the fourth Army player to earn Patriot League All-Tournament honors. He is the first since Cleveland Richard in 2009.
Army finished its 2013-14 campaign with a 15-16 overall record and a 10-8 mark in Patriot League play. The Black Knights set a program standard for conference victories and posted back-to-back winning seasons in league contests for the first time. Army is the only team to appear in the Patriot League semifinals in each of the last two seasons and is one of just two teams to finish in the top half of the league in the last two years. The Black Knights’ 31 overall victories in that same span is the program’s best two-year total since 1977-78 and 1978-79 when the Mike Krzyzewski led Black Knights won 33 games.