Conference Championships: Three Patriot League Tournament Championships
Rivals: Army Black Knights
Navy Midshipmen Basketball Tickets
The Navy Midshipmen played its first basketball game in 1907 under coach John Finneman. Pete Herrmann, the coach from 1987 to 1992, took the team to its first NCAA conference appearance, and Don Devoe, head coach from 1993 to 2004, led the Midshipmen to three NCAA appearances and three conference tournament championships. Ed DeChillis has been head coach at Navy since the 2011-2012 season. He has led the Midshipmen to 80 wins over the last five seasons and two appearances in the semi-final round of the Patriot League Tournament. Since the basketball program began competing in NCAA basketball, Navy has won eight regular-season conference championships and six tournament conference championships across multiple conferences. The team has appeared in the NCAA tournament 11 times and has been ranked in the AP Poll twice. David Robinson is the only Navy player to date to play in the NBA. Join basketball history, and grab your Navy Midshipmen basketball tickets at StubHub.
Who are the current stars on the Navy Midshipmen basketball team?
Senior forward Evan Wieck is the captain and court leader of the Navy Midshipmen. He's gained national attention as the rebound record holder in the Patriot League. He's joined by John Carter Jr., who was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie team last year. Cam Davis was last year’s leading scorer for the Midshipmen, and he scored double figures in 17 games.
What traditions are part of a Navy Midshipmen basketball game?
Most Navy Midshipmen basketball games have a game promotion. The night may focus on veterans, a toy drive or season ticket holder appreciation. The USNA Navy Spirit squad cheers on the Midshipmen at every home game.
Where does the Navy Midshipmen basketball team play home games?
The Midshipmen team plays home games at Alumni Hall on the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. The arena seats 5,710 and was opened in October of 1991. Many areas of the Hall are dedicated to Navy veterans and war heroes, including a wall commemorating those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The playing court itself is dedicated to Dave Smalley for his 50 years as a player, coach and administrator with the Naval Academy athletic programs.
Who are some famous Navy Midshipmen basketball players?
David Robinson is probably the best-known modern Midshipmen basketball player. He won the Naismith Player of the Year and was named AP Player of the Year in 1987. Robinson was also Sporting News Player of the Year and a two-time AP All American. Robinson was picked first in the first round of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played for the San Antonio Spurs for 14 seasons. During this time, he was a 10-time MVA and 10-time All-Star. David Robinson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
Who are the Navy Midshipmen’s traditional rivals?
Army is the traditional rival for all Navy athletic teams. Varsity athletes at the Naval Academy wear special blue sweaters with a gold "N" as their varsity letter. If an athlete played on a team that beat Army, a gold star is worn next to his varsity letter. A campus statue of Shawnee chieftain Tecumseh receives a coat of war paint before every Army-Navy contest. Navy has dominated the rivalry in basketball for the past decade.
What was the Navy Midshipmen's basketball record last year?
In the 2018-2019 season, the Navy Midshipmen posted a Patriot League record of 8-10 and 12-19 overall. The team made it to the semi-finals of the Patriot League Tournament.Back to Top