Army Travels To Maryland For NCAA Tournament Tilt

March 20, 2014

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - The 13th-seeded Army women's basketball team will make the trip to College Park, Md., to face Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m. Sunday will mark second trip to the dance for the Black Knights, as Army last reached the tournament in 2006.

The game will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN2, with the network also offering a web stream via ESPN3. The match-up can also be heard live on the radio, on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie), and on Knight Vision, Army's subscription-based service available on Army's Nick DeSanctis will have the call. Live statistical updates via NeuLion will be available in a link on Army's website as well. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women's basketball on Twitter - @WestPointWBB.

Army holds a 2-4 all-time record in national postseason tournaments, including an 0-2 record in the Division I ranks. The Black Knights went 1-1 in the Division II NCAA Tournament in both 1984 and 1988 before falling to Tenneessee in the Division I tournament in 2006. Last season, Army ended the year with a 55-46 setback to Fordham in the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).

No. 2 Army maintained at least a seven-point lead in the second half of its Patriot League Championship game against fifth-seeded Holy Cross on March 15, as the Black Knights went on the top the Crusaders, 68-58, and win their second Patriot League crown. By virtue of the win, the Black Knights advance to their second NCAA Tournament as a Division I program, and first since 2006. Army shot 43.4 percent from the field and 85.0 percent from the free-throw line, while limiting the Crusaders to 34.9 percent and 52.4 percent, respectively. Sophomore Kelsey Minato led all scorers with a Patriot League title game-record 31 points to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 48 games. Senior Jen Hazlett, junior Krishawn Tillett, sophomore Brianna Johnson and freshman Danielle Failor all finished with seven points, and sophomores Aimee Oertner and Jean Parker totaled four points apiece.

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