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Army Black Knights
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School Name: United States Military Academy
Location: West Point, NY
Arena: Christl Arena
Capacity: 5,043
Conference: Patriot League
Head coach: Jim Crews

The Army Black Knights men's basketball team represents the United States Military Academy in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball. Army currently competes as a member of the Patriot League and plays its home games at Christl Arena in West Point, New York.

Bob Knight, the winningest men's basketball coach in NCAA history, began his head coaching career at Army from 1965 to 1971 before moving on to Indiana. One of Knight's players at Army was Mike Krzyzewski, who later was head coach at Army before moving on to Duke.

While the Black Knights have played in the National Invitational Tournament 5 times, Army is one of five original Division I teams in history to have never participated in the NCAA Tournament.[1]. Army shares this dubious distinction with William & Mary, The Citadel, Northwestern, and St. Francis (NY).

Season records under Bob Knight

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Army Black Knights (Independent) (1965–1971)
1965–1966 Army 18–8 NIT Semifinals
1966–1967 Army 13–8
1967–1968 Army 20–5 NIT First Round
1968–1969 Army 18–10 NIT Semifinals
1969–1970 Army 22–6 NIT Semifinals
1970–1971 Army 11–13
Army: 102–50 N/A
Total: 102–50

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

Season records under Mike Krzyzewski

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
United States Military Academy (Independent) (1975–1980)
1975-76 Army 11-14
1976-77 Army 20-8
1977-78 Army 19-9 NIT First Round
1978-79 Army 14-11
1979-80 Army 9-17
Army: 73-59 (.553) N/A
Total: 73-59 (.553)

      National Champion         Conference Regular Season Champion         Conference Tournament Champion
      Conference Regular Season & Conference Tournament Champion       Conference Division Champion

Conference membership history

All-time records

See Also

External links

  • Wall Street Journal blog: March Madness Claims New Victims. Accessed March 18, 2008.
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