The Navy men's basketball team went scoreless for 8 minutes, 38 seconds and got no scoring from its bench in losing, 58-41, to visiting Lehigh on Wednesday night.
The setback was the Midshipmen's 20th in a row, the longest active men's slide in Division I after Binghamton, which had lost 27 straight, defeated Vermont on Tuesday night.
C.J. McCollum scored 24 points for Lehigh (22-7, 10-3 Patriot League). Jordan Sugars led Navy (3-24, 0-13), which was playing its final home game of the season, with 13.
"I thought our starters were pretty solid tonight, especially our three seniors. ... Our bench gave us zero points in 71 minutes," Navy coach Ed DeChellis said. "That is what is disappointing. We have said for two days that we have to send these seniors out on a high note and play as hard as we can and execute. We just didn't do that tonight."
The Mountain Hawks shot 47.8 percent from the field in the second half, outscoring the Midshipmen 28-19.
"Obviously, we didn't have any offense again tonight," DeChellis said. "Somewhere along the way you have to make a shot. We didn't get any easy baskets."
Delaware 76, Towson 69: Freshman Jarvis Threatt scored 11 of his game-high 29 points in the final 4:42 as the Blue Hens (16-12, 11-6 Colonial Athletic Association) beat the Tigers (1-29, 1-16 CAA) and won their seventh game in a row in Towson's home finale.
Tigers forward Robert Nwankwo recorded his 14th double double of the season by scoring 12 points with 14 rebounds. Marcus Damas led the Tigers with 21 points.
Boston University 73, UMBC 52: Despite a game-high 21 points from sophomore forward Chase Plummer, the host Retrievers could not recover from a poor-shooting first half and fell to the Terriers (15-15, 11-4) in their home finale.
UMBC shot just 17.9 percent from the field in the first half.
Washington College 56, Johns Hopkins 53: Senior guard Kevin Breslin made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 58.6 seconds left to put the Shoremen (14-12, 9-9) up for good as the visiting fifth seed defeated the host fourth-seed Blue Jays (15-11, 11-7) in a Centennial Conference tournament first-round game.
Blue Jays freshman Jimmy Hammer missed a game-tying 3-point try with 16 seconds left.
Coppin State 68, Morgan State 62: Jeanine Manley scored a game-high 18 points, including seven of the team's last 10 points, to power the host Eagles (16-11, 11-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) past the Bears (6-20, 3-10).
Coppin State swept the season series for the first time since 2006-07.
Lehigh 57, Navy 48: A 7-0 run early in the second half helped the visiting Mountain Hawks (15-12, 8-5 Patriot League) defeat the Mids (14-13, 7-6).
Erin Edwards scored 11 for Navy.
Boston University 61, UMBC 56: The Retrievers (14-14, 8-7, America East) outscored the host Terriers (21-7, 14-1) by 35-28 in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a 12-point halftime deficit.
Off the court
Men's honors: Washington College senior Mark DeBoy (Mount St. Joseph) was selected to the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship team.
Johns Hopkins senior Tim McCarty was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Division III Academic All-America third team for the second straight year.
Baltimore City Community College's Carlos Smith was named to the All-Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference first team. Kevin Eaglin of Anne Arundel and Alfonzo Hawkins of CCBC-Dundalk were selected to the second team.
Women's honors: Johns Hopkins senior Chantel Mattiola was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team for the second straight year.
Hopkins junior Alex Vassila made the second team, senior Stephanie Fong was honorable mention and senior Kat Fox made the sportsmanship team.
Washington College sophomore Liz Warkala also made the sportsmanship team.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun