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- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com04/20/2016
When Zach Spiker moved on from the Army basketball program after the season to take the job at Drexel the Black Knights were left with two routes in which they could approach the hiring of a new head coach. The first of these would be to go outside the program, picking up either a retread from another school or going after an assistant coach that is seen as up and coming. The other option was to stay closer to home and promote from within. That is exactly what the athletic department did when na
- Matt Zemek | InsideArmySports.com04/20/2016
Jimmy Allen should not be expected to make the NCAA tournament in his first season as Army's head coach. West Point can't really make bold and sweeping statements about the expectations it has for its basketball program. The better word for the Black Knights is hope, an abiding optimism that one day, things will break in the program's favor. Nevertheless, if you want to read something encouraging about the season to come and the short-term future of the team, this article is for you.
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com03/06/2016
The Army Black Knights basketball season ended on a low note on Sunday afternoon in the Patriot League Tournament semi-finals. The Black Knights had entered the tournament with a real air of anticipation at the chance to win the auto bid and make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in history and that confidence was only buoyed when top seeded Bucknell fell at the first hurdle.
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com03/04/2016
Army advanced to the semi-finals of the Patriot League Tournament with a 79-72 victory over Colgate on Thursday night. The Black Knights broke open a tight contest with an 8-2 run capped by two Tanner Plomb free throws with 1:12 remaining that gave Army a 10 point lead at 72-62. Army now goes on to face ninth seeded Holy cross who caused one of the upsets of the season in beating top-seeded Bucknell 77-72 in double overtime.
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/22/2016
Army won a game they could have lost multiple times on Saturday with a dramatic come from behind victory over Navy in Annapolis. Navy led the entire second half until Kyle Wilson, who had not made a shot all game and who was the definition of ice cold, hit a three from the corner to take the game to overtime with eight seconds to play. Army made countless comebacks during the game from situations where it looked like Navy was about to take control and the win will be a huge boost for the Black K
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/19/2016
With the win over Holy Cross on Wednesday night the Army Black Knights are 4-1 in their last five games and peaking at just the right time in the season. That 4-1 could easily be 5-0 given that the one loss was by a single point to Loyola in double overtime, but as expected the return from injury of Tanner Plomb and Kevin Ferguson has boosted the Black Knights immeasurably. Army is now up to sixth in the Patriot League standings and could conceivably finish as high as fourth by winning out. That
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/15/2016
Army and American combined to play one of the ugliest first halves in college basketball this season in a game not even the purists could have loved. The Black Knights missed their first four shots from the field, trailing 7-0 at one point before limiting American to just eight points over the rest of the first half to take a 24-15 lead into the locker room. In the second half both teams woke up, with American actually shading the scoring battle by three in the period but unable to crawl out of
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/11/2016
Explaining the basketball play of the American Eagles over the last month is almost impossible. When Army beat American in the first meeting of the two teams this season 65-45 it put the Eagles at 2-15 on the season and they were riding a 10 game losing streak. The, starting with the very next game against Lafayette, the Eagles blew up. They rattled off five straight wins, including a 69-55 beat down of Patriot League leaders Bucknell. Since that win over the Bison though, American has dropped t
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/09/2016
It turns out that Army plays pretty well on short rest after all. Just 48 hours after a double overtime loss against Loyola the Black Knights used a national TV stage to loudly declare their intentions for the remainder of this season. Army dominated Colgate on the boards and finally controlled a game from the middle of the second half onward to comfortably see this one out. With Colgate down by as many as 16 late in the game this was by far the most complete game the Black Knights have played s
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/08/2016
Just 48 hours after losing a heartbreaker of a game at home against Loyola the Black Knight have to somehow get the loss out of their system as they host Colgate in a nationally televised game. Army rode a wave of emotions on Saturday as the Black Knights first tied Loyola at the end of regulation with a banked in three pointer, before seeing Andre Walker sink two free throws with four seconds left in double overtime to send Army home defeated. This could be one of those situations however where
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/05/2016
Army is famously (infamously) one of the five original Division I basketball teams that has never made the NCAA Tournament. The start of the season made it look like the Black Knights could leave Northwestern, The Citadel, William & Mary and St. Francis (N.Y.) behind and finally move away from this club of sadness. Though the results have been up and down, and mainly down, for the last couple of weeks, this is still a team that can do some damage as we draw ever closer to the Patriot League Tour
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/04/2016
After a four game skid that had threatened to derail a once promising season the Black Knights finally got back into the win column on Wednesday night. The win against a Lafayette team that was also on a four game losing streak may not have been the prettiest this season, but in a contest that featured lead change after lead change, and that took overtime to separate the two squads, it might just be the win that gets Army back on track.
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com02/02/2016
Army will once again try to stop their slide on Wednesday night as the Black Knights travel to take on Lafayette. Navy sent Army to its fourth loss in a row in the rescheduled Star Game on Monday night as the Mids raced out to an early lead and never looked back on their way to a 64-50 victory. The news though was not all bad for Army as injured stars Tanner Plomb and Kevin Ferguson finally made their way back into the lineup.
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com01/31/2016
No Tanner Plomb and no Kevin Ferguson means that Army is no match for Bucknell. This became evident in the first half on Saturday as the Bison torched Army for 53 points in the period on their way to a dominating 94-66 victory. Army just simply cannot compete at this level with its two best players as the rest of the team is asked to shoulder too much burden on both ends of the court. This runs the Army losing streak to three games as the Black Knights wait for their injured stars to return to f
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com01/29/2016
If it was not obvious already then it is becoming perfectly clear that this Army basketball team will only go as far as the Black Knights two injured starters can take them. With Tanner Plomb and Kevin Ferguson still out with their knee and ankle injuries the Black Knights dropped another winnable Patriot league game, this time to Boston University on Wednesday night. The Black Knights have 33 points, 14 rebounds and a block per game sitting on the bench unable to go. This is very problematic, e
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com01/22/2016
The Army-Navy football game has been a mainstay in part because of its neutral and often high-end location and on Saturday the basketball game between the two schools follows suit. Army will host Navy at Madison Square Garden in New York, the most famous arena in sports. This will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools at this most prestigious of venues and this seems to be a fitting season for the game to take place with both Army and Navy being contenders for the Patriot League cr
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com01/21/2016
The Black Knights continued their med-season slide on Wednesday night with a disappointing loss in Worcester, Massachusetts against Holy Cross. Army was once again playing without Tanner Plomb, who has been the best player in the Patriot League this season, and without Plomb in the lineup the Black Knights just don't have that dynamic scoring threat. Frustratingly the Black Knights put themselves in a position to win this game, before a poor second half killed any chance of that happening.
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com01/18/2016
Army picked up another Patriot League victory over the weekend with a ho-hum 65-45 win over American University. The Eagles are comfortably the worst team in the league this season, they are 0-6 in Patriot League play and 2-15 overall, and Army was able to shut down any scoring threat that American possessed holding them to 22 points in the first half and 23 points in the second. Army started the game slowly, the Black Knights also had just 22 points at half time, before finding their shooting t
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com01/11/2016
Army recorded an emphatic 73-59 victory over Loyola on Saturday, a result that continued the Black Knights strong season. Army (11-5, 2-2 Patriot League) just had too much skill and too much energy for a Loyola squad that came into the contest undefeated in Patriot League play.
- Steve Wright | InsideArmySports.com01/08/2016
Welcome to the first Army men’s basketball three keys of the 2015-16 season. This is an article series that has been running for the football program on this site for a few years now, but with the basketball team having a good season to date it seemed like the perfect time to focus the idea on hoops as well.
- Matt Zemek | InsideArmySports.com02/28/2014
The Army basketball team started its Patriot League regular season against Lafayette back on Jan. 2. It will close the conference regular season on March 1. A lot has changed for the Leopards since then, making this a tough contest for the Black Knights.
- Matt Zemek | InsideArmySports.com02/26/2014
You play to win the game. You also play so that you're in position to peak at the right time and maximize your abilities when it really matters. No, Army doesn't have to slow down tonight against Boston University. What the Black Knights can do, however, is to not give their opponent too much information.