Men's Basketball Bests Holy Cross for First League Win
The Army West Point Men's Basketball team picked up its first Patriot League win of the season after defeating Holy Cross, 79-67, on Thursday afternoon.
A Tommy Funk 3-pointer with 4:02 left to play capped a 9-0 run by the Black Knights (6-10, 1-4 Patriot League) and brought the Army lead to 10, which proved to be too much for the Crusaders (2-16, 1-4 Patriot League) to overcome.
Matt Wilson was nearly unstoppable in the low post, using his size and strength to pour in a game-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting. Wilson was on the receiving end of several Funk assists and the firstie point guard finished his afternoon with 18 points, seven helpers and four boards.
Alex King was the third cadet to put up double figures in the scoring column after tallying 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting to pair with a team-high six boards. Wilson put up his third 20-point scoring performance of the season and the 12th of his career. He has now reached double figures in the scoring column for the fourth straight tilt. It marked the fourth time in his career that he made double-digit shots in a game. The Alexandria, Ky., native moved into sixth in Academy history in career rebounds with 730. Funk extended his double-digit scoring streak to 12 games. Read more.