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Navy tops cold-shooting Pittsburgh 71-62 in Veterans Classic

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) It didn't matter to Navy that Pittsburgh is coming off a losing season and woefully lacking in experience.

Any win over an Atlantic Coast Conference team is something to savor, especially when it comes at home in the season opener.

Bryce Dulin scored 18 points, Shawn Anderson added 15 and Navy topped the cold-shooting Panthers 71-62 Friday night in the season-opening Veterans Classic.

''It was huge. A win like this shows we have the potential to be a very good team,'' said Anderson, who had nine rebounds and five assists in a team-high 33 minutes.

The Midshipmen opened the second half with a 13-1 run to take a 52-39 lead and held off a late run by the Panthers in the closing minutes.

Pittsburgh missed its first 14 field goal attempts after halftime. Over the first 13 minutes of the second half, the Panthers were 5 for 20 from the floor and 0 for 9 from 3-point range.

''We have a slew of things to work on,'' coach Kevin Stallings said.

Navy finished with a 39-30 rebounding advantage.

In their defense, the Panthers are extremely inexperienced. They lost all five starters from last season's team and their only two returning scholarship letterwinners - Ryan Luther and Jonathan Milligan - had three starts between them.

Pitt closed to 66-62 with 1:31 left but didn't have enough poise to complete the comeback.

Jared Wilson-Frame was at the free throw line with a chance to get the Panthers within a basket, but he missed both shots. Anderson subsequently made two free throws on the other end, and three more Navy foul shots sealed it.

''We might not be able to get the ball in the basket,'' Stallings said, ''but they will continue to play hard.''

Wilson-Frame led Pittsburgh with 20 points and Luther had 14.

After Dulin scored 11 in the first half to help Navy take a 39-38 halftime lead, Hasan Abdullah began the second half by hitting successive 3s for a seven-point cushion.

Shamiel Stevenson sank a free throw for the Panthers before Anderson connected from beyond the arc and Mo Lewis added a jumper to make it 50-39.

BIG PICTURE

Pittsburgh: It could be a rough run for the Panthers in the ACC. Their inexperience was painfully evident against Navy, and the Midshipmen are not to be confused with the Tar Heels or even the Demon Deacons.

Navy: Games like this serve as a confidence-boost for a team that last season reached the Patriot League semifinals for the first time since 2001.

HARD TIMES

The Panthers figured there would be tough times this season. They weren't counting on it happening so soon.

''We were hoping adversity would come a little later,'' Stallings said. ''But it came tonight.''

UP NEXT

Pittsburgh: The Panthers host Montana on Monday night in the Legends Classic.

Navy: The Midshipmen) face another ACC foe, Miami, on the road Sunday afternoon.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Shawn Anderson 9.0
  Ryan Luther missed 3-pt. jump shot 11.0
  Defensive rebound by Parker Stewart 16.0
  Shawn Anderson missed driving layup 18.0
+ 1 Tom Lacey made 2nd of 2 free throws 40.0
+ 1 Tom Lacey made 1st of 2 free throws 40.0
  Flagrant foul on Shamiel Stevenson 40.0
  Defensive rebound by Bryce Dulin 46.0
  Parker Stewart missed 3-pt. jump shot 48.0
  Defensive rebound by Shamiel Stevenson 57.0
  Bryce Dulin missed 2nd of 2 free throws 57.0
Team Stats
Points 62 71
Field Goals 23-55 (41.8%) 24-55 (43.6%)
3-Pointers 8-28 (28.6%) 8-19 (42.1%)
Free Throws 8-15 (53.3%) 15-18 (83.3%)
Total Rebounds 30 38
Offensive 3 7
Defensive 21 27
Team 6 4
Assists 13 20
Steals 6 5
Blocks 4 0
Turnovers 13 15
Fouls 20 17
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST
18 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Pittsburgh 0-1 382462
home team logo Navy 1-0 393271
Team Stats
away team logo Pittsburgh 0-1 69.9 PPG 40.2 RPG 11.7 APG
home team logo Navy 1-0 66.5 PPG 41 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
4
J. Wilson-Frame G/F 12.7 PPG 5.0 RPG 1.4 APG 40.9 FG%
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B. Dulin G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Wilson-Frame G/F 20 PTS 1 REB 1 AST
B. Dulin G 18 PTS 8 REB 1 AST
41.8 FG% 43.6
28.6 3PT FG% 42.1
53.3 FT% 83.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Wilson-Frame 20 1 1 8/17 4/11 0/2 2 33 2 0 3 0 1
R. Luther 14 8 4 6/13 1/3 1/2 3 36 2 1 1 2 6
S. Stevenson 7 9 2 2/4 0/1 3/6 3 30 1 1 2 1 8
J. Milligan 0 0 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 9 1 0 1 0 0
P. Stewart 0 1 0 0/5 0/5 0/0 2 21 0 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Wilson-Frame 20 1 1 8/17 4/11 0/2 2 33 2 0 3 0 1
R. Luther 14 8 4 6/13 1/3 1/2 3 36 2 1 1 2 6
S. Stevenson 7 9 2 2/4 0/1 3/6 3 30 1 1 2 1 8
J. Milligan 0 0 1 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 9 1 0 1 0 0
P. Stewart 0 1 0 0/5 0/5 0/0 2 21 0 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Carr 12 1 4 3/8 3/5 3/3 2 31 0 0 1 0 1
K. Davis 6 2 1 3/3 0/0 0/1 5 22 0 1 1 0 2
T. Brown 3 0 0 1/1 0/0 1/1 1 4 0 1 1 0 0
M. Boykins 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1
K. Chukwuka 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 10 0 0 3 0 1
Z. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. George - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Ilegomah - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mascaro - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Starzynski - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 24 13 23/55 8/28 8/15 20 200 6 4 13 3 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Dulin 18 8 1 5/15 3/8 5/6 3 32 0 0 4 0 8
S. Anderson 15 9 5 4/8 1/1 6/7 3 33 0 0 4 2 7
T. Lacey 8 8 3 2/10 0/0 4/4 0 32 2 0 0 4 4
H. Abdullah 8 2 5 3/6 2/5 0/1 3 26 1 0 2 0 2
E. Wieck 4 1 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 2 29 1 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Dulin 18 8 1 5/15 3/8 5/6 3 32 0 0 4 0 8
S. Anderson 15 9 5 4/8 1/1 6/7 3 33 0 0 4 2 7
T. Lacey 8 8 3 2/10 0/0 4/4 0 32 2 0 0 4 4
H. Abdullah 8 2 5 3/6 2/5 0/1 3 26 1 0 2 0 2
E. Wieck 4 1 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 2 29 1 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
G. Kiernan 6 1 0 2/4 2/3 0/0 4 8 0 0 2 0 1
M. Lewis 6 4 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 11 0 0 0 1 3
C. Davis 4 1 0 2/4 0/2 0/0 1 13 0 0 1 0 1
N. Fox 2 0 4 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 14 1 0 2 0 0
R. Pearson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Antonelli - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Cullen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Mannion - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Burnett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Lake - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lawrence - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Loehr - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Loehr - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mathis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Ogele - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Reagan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Riemersma - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 34 20 24/55 8/19 15/18 17 200 5 0 15 7 27