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Funk, Wilson combine for 39 to lead Army past Navy, 72-61

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Tommy Funk led the way with 22 points and seven assists and Matt Wilson scored 17 with 11 rebounds and Army slipped past Navy 72-61 thanks to a strong closing run on Saturday.

The service academy rivals were battling in a two-point game with 3:33 remaining when Army (9-10, 4-2 Patriot League) got a pair of free throws from both Wilson and Funk followed by a John Emezie 3-pointer that sparked a 12-3 final surge. While Navy was 1 of 6 shooting down the final minutes, Army went 2 of 4 from the field, a perfect 7 of 7 at the free throw line.

There were 11 lead changes and six ties. The Black Knights have won their last two and had 17 assists on 24 made baskets. Funk was 4 of 6 from 3-point distance.

George Kiernan led the Midshipmen (6-11, 3-3) with 14 points, Evan Wieck added 12 with 11 rebounds.