ESPNU Plans Day Of West Pooint Sports Programming
June 12, 2009
Army fans can re-live the West Point Black Knights' 76-71 men's basketball victory over arch-rival Navy on Sunday, June 14 at 8 p.m. ESPNU will re-broadcast the game that it originally carried live from Christl Arena on January 25. The win over the Mids is just one of five events the network will air on Sunday.
The victory marked the sixth straight season that the Black Knights defeated the Midshipmen at least once. Juniors Cleveland Richard and Josh Miller scored 17 and 14 points, respectively, to lead Army to the win. Ten of the twelve Army players that saw action scored at least one point. Junior Jon Sizemore scored a career-best eight points on 4 of 6 shooting in 23 minutes of work. Freshman Julian Simmons added nine points, all on three-pointers in the first half. Miller paced the Black Knights with five rebounds, while junior Marcus Nelson dished out four assists and blocked two shots.
In addition to the basketball game, ESPNU will air the Brigade Boxing Open at 4 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. Other events include Army vs. Navy rugby at 6 a.m., the Black Knights' volleyball victory over the Mids at 2 p.m., and Army's hockey victory over Holy Cross at 3:30 p.m.
The network is airing the Army programming on Flag Day to help celebrate the Army's 234th year.