Monmouth vs Navy

Monmouth (NJ) 69, Navy 67

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Jesse Steele scored 20 points and Monmouth won its first game of the season, beating Navy 69-57 Tuesday night.

First-year Monmouth coach King Rice's team lost its first eight games by an average of 27.4 points. But behind Steele and Ed Waite and Mike Myers Keitt, who had 10 points apiece, the Hawks prevailed.

Navy (3-7) led 37-34 at halftime. Forward J.J. Avila led the Midshipmen with 14 points and seven rebounds. A basket by James Loupos and a 3-pointer by Jordan Sugars gave Navy a 55-53 lead.

But Monmouth prevailed down the stretch.

After Waite's layup put Monmouth up 64-62, another Sugars' 3-pointer pulled Navy within 68-67 with 7 seconds left. Dion Nesmith made a free throw for Monmouth before Jordan Brickman missed a last-gasp 3-pointer. Monmouth shot 58 percent (29 of 50) to Navy's 47.1 (24 for 51), but the Midshipmen were just 10 of 28 from 3.

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Monmouth Hawks
M. Myers Keitt, F325-90-040210
E. Waite, F265-60-162110
J. Steele, G366-104-431120
A. Nicholas, G324-80-02638
D. Nesmith, G263-91-21418
W. Campbell132-30-02104
M. Ware121-21-12123
P. Wait102-20-11014
M. Harris81-10-01012
A. Tillotson40-00-01100
D. James10-00-00010
Totals 29-506-930161369
 58%66.7% 
Navy Midshipmen
J. Avila, F335-94-475214
W. Smith, F335-90-140411
J. Brickman, G354-80-008211
J. Sugars, G324-121-231112
I. Roberts, G222-43-33347
T. Wynn131-21-21104
B. Venturini111-20-00003
D. Jackson91-40-01023
J. Loupos91-10-01002
C. Smith30-00-00000
Totals 24-519-1221181567
 47.1%75% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Fran.-NY16-323-12170
Robert Morris13-620-15171
Bryant13-616-15189
Mt St Marys11-815-15188
St. Fran.-Pa.10-916-16180
Sacred Heart9-1015-17243
LIU-Brooklyn8-1112-18255
Wagner8-1110-20294
F. Dickinson3-158-21312
CCSU3-155-26342

Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bucknell13-519-15137
Colgate12-616-17194
Lehigh10-815-14175
Lafayette9-920-13122
Boston U.9-913-17198
American8-1017-16136
Holy Cross8-1014-16200
Navy8-1013-19252
Loyola-Md.7-1111-19270
Army6-1215-15235
 
Other games
VMI 70 Final
PITT 97
MRSH 56 Final
Syracuse 62
EVAN 48 Final
NC 97
Missouri 81 Final
NOVA 71
LB St 80 Final
Kansas 88
Wash 77 Final
MU 79
Memphis 71 Final
Miami-FL 54