Jan. 4, 2013
Army at Morgan State Game Note
Morgan State vs. Army Game Notes
BALTIMORE, Md. – Army women’s basketball will conclude nonconference play on Sunday evening against first-time foe Morgan State. The Black Knights are coming off a disappointing 48-45 loss at Brown on Wednesday in Providence, R.I., to fall to 10-4 this season. Morgan State enters the contest with a 4-8 mark, having lost six of its last seven games. The Bears have not played since 12/18, when they lost at Missouri, 75-50. Tipoff at Hill Field House is slated for 5:30 p.m.
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 via SideArm Sports can be seen free of charge on www.MorganStateBears.com. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.
Last Time Out
A 14-point second half ruined Army’s chances of escaping Providence, R.I., with a win as the Black Knights fell at Brown, 48-45, on Wednesday evening at Pizzitola Sports Center. The Black Knights led the entire game until just over four minutes remaining when the Bears used a 10-4 run to seal the game, taking advantage of Army’s lowly shooting night. The Black Knights shot a season-low 22.6 percent (14-62) on the night, including a crippling 5-for-32 clip in the second half en route to their lowest scoring output since totaling 39 against American on Jan. 21, 2012. Junior Jen Hazlett was the lone Black Knight in double figures, scoring 10 points, including a pair of threes. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.
A win at Morgan State would...
• Be Army’s 11th non-conference win of the season
Last time that happened: 2008-09 (11-6 NC)
• Be Army’s sixth nonconference road win of the season
Last time that happened: 2007-08 (6-1 away NC)
• Improve the Black Knights’ record against first-time opponents to 112-91
• Be Army’s second win over a first-time opponent this season
• Be Army’s first win over a team from the MEAC since Nov. 21, 2009, when the Black Knights defeated Delaware State, 57-50, at West Point
• Improve Army to 11-4 through its first 15 games of the season, marking their second-best start under the direction of seventh-year head coach Dave Magarity
Army started 16-2 during Magarity’s first season (2006-07)
• Drop Morgan State to 4-9
• Give Dave Magarity an undefeated record against three of Army’s 22 opponents in 2012-13
• Be Dave Magarity’s 110th win at Army and 423rd career victory
Magarity’s records: 109-84 at Army; 422-417 career
Army Against First-Time Opponents
Army’s 2012-13 schedule features two teams the Black Knights have never faced before, including Morgan State. Army’s other unfamiliar foe was Weber State - which the Black Knights defeated 77-58 on 11/21 in Ogden, Utah. Since 1977-78, Army has gone 111-91 (.550) in games against opponents it had previously never faced. In 2011-12, head coach Dave Magarity and the Black Knights had two newcomers on their slate - Hawaii and Arizona State. Army defeated the Rainbow Wahine, 55-51, at Christl Arena, but lost in Tempe, Ariz., 83-46. Since Magarity took over prior to the 2006-07 season, Army has faced 13 new opponents, going 8-5 in those first-time matchups.
Army will lift the lid on Patriot League play at home against Bucknell on Jan. 12. The Bison, who enter the weekend 8-5, will play two more games before facing the Black Knights – Saturday at Yale and Tuesday at home against NJIT. Army swept Bucknell in both meetings last year in games decided by a combined seven points.