ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Zach Fong scored the game-winning 3-pointer with 56 seconds left and Navy rallied to beat Army 56-52 on Tuesday in the Patriot League tournament, advancing to the quarterfinal game against second-seeded Colgate on Thursday in Hamilton, N.Y.
There were eight lead changes and five ties before Army took a 19-18 lead on a jumper by Kyle Wilson, then used a 9-6 run to lead 26-24 at halftime. Tanner Plomb scored 10 points for the Black Knights in the half and the Midshipmen missed all four shots from beyond the arc.
Navy opened the second half with a 15-6 run and led 39-32 after Shawn Anderson's back-to-back layups, but Army retook the lead 44-43 with a layup by Dylan Cox with 4:58 left. The lead flip-flopped until Fong hit his 3 for a 53-50 Navy lead, sparking an 8-2 run.
Plomb scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Army (15-16), Wilson had 13 and Dylan Cox 11.