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The Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team represents the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland, in NCAA Division I college basketball. The team competes in the Patriot League and plays its home games in Alumni Hall.[2]

Navy Midshipmen
2019–20 Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team
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UniversityUnited States Naval Academy
Head coachEd DeChellis (8th season)
LocationAnnapolis, Maryland
ArenaAlumni Hall
(Capacity: 5,710)
ColorsNavy Blue and Gold[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta Champions
1913, 1919
Pre-tournament Helms Champions
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1954, 1986
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1954, 1959, 1986
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1947, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1998
Conference Tournament Champions
CAA: 1985, 1986, 1987
Patriot: 1994, 1997, 1998
Conference Regular Season Champions
CAA: 1985, 1986, 1987
Patriot: 1994 (co-champion), 1996 (co-champion), 1997, 1998 (co-champion), 2000 (co-champion)

The U.S. Naval Academy began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in the 1907–08 season. Navy was retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion for the 1912–13 and 1918–19 seasons by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll and for the 1912–13 season by the Helms Athletic Foundation.[3]

Postseason historyEdit

NCAA tournamentEdit

The Midshipmen have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 11 times and made regional finals (the "Elite Eight") in 1947, 1954 and 1986. Their overall tournament record is 8–11.

Year Round Opponent Result
1947 Quarterfinals Holy Cross L 47–55
1953 First Round Holy Cross L 74–87
1954 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
La Salle
W 85–80
W 69–67
L 48–64
1959 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
North Carolina
Boston U.
Saint Joseph's
W 76–63
L 55–62
W 70–56
1960 Regional Quarterfinals West Virginia L 86–94
1985 First Round
Second Round
W 78–55
L 59–64
1986 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Cleveland State
W 87–68
W 97–85
W 71–70
L 50–71
1987 First Round Michigan L 82–97
1994 First Round Missouri L 53–76
1997 First Round Utah L 61–75
1998 First Round North Carolina L 52–88

NIT resultsEdit

The Midshipmen have appeared in one National Invitation Tournament. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1962 First Round Duquesne L 58–70

Conference tournament championshipsEdit

Patriot League tournamentEdit

See: Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament
  • 1994: tournament champion (tournament MVP: T.J. Hall)
  • 1997: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Hassan Booker)
  • 1998: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Skip Victor)

Colonial Athletic Association tournamentEdit

See: Colonial Athletic Association#History of the Tournament Final
  • 1985: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Vernon Butler)[4]
  • 1986: tournament champion (tournament MVP: David Robinson)
  • 1987: tournament champion (tournament MVP: David Robinson)

Awards and honorsEdit

Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the YearEdit

  • 1984–85 – David Robinson
  • 1985–86 – David Robinson
  • 1986–87 – David Robinson[5]

Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the YearEdit

  • 2007–08 – Greg Sprink

Athletic Hall of FameEdit

For basketball players in the USNA Athletic Hall of Fame, see footnote.[6]

The Athletic Hall of Fame is housed in Lejeune Hall. Among the exhibits is the Eastman Award won by David Robinson in 1987.[7]

Notable playersEdit


  1. ^ "American Athletic Conference Brand Standards Guide" (PDF). July 11, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Navy men's basketball 2006–07 media guide. Accessed April 20, 2008.
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. pp. 532–34. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  4. ^ Men's Basketball Past Team Champions. Colonial Athletic Association official website. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  5. ^ Robinson also received several national awards, including: Naismith College Player of the Year, John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year), and Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year.
  6. ^ Hall of Fame Index (by sport). Naval Academy Varsity Athletics official website. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  7. ^ Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  8. ^ "Navy Men's Basketball: A Tradition of Excellence". NavySports. CBS Sports. 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  9. ^ My San – Christenson: Dreaming of Mr. Robinson's neighborhood. Accessed July 2, 2008. Archived September 30, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ According to the following article about the city of Annapolis, Robinson won the "Eastman Award" in 1987 and the award is in Lejeune Hall. Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-18. See also the footnote at United States Naval Academy#Halls and principal buildings (at "Lejeune Hall").

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