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Army improves to 3-0 in holding off St. Francis (NY) 74-71


NEW YORK — Kyle Wilson scored 18 points, Tanner Plomb added 17 and Army held off a late St. Francis (N.Y.) rally to take a 74-71 victory on Wednesday night.

Kevin Ferguson added 15 points for the Black Knights (3-0), who have won three games to open a season for the first time since 2001-02. It's also the first time Army has won three straight against Division I teams to begin a season since a Bob Knight-coached team in 1968-69.

Leading by one point with 11:29 left, Army went on a 14-2 run to go ahead 66-53 with 8:10 remaining.

The Terriers (0-2) got to within 72-71 with 1:55 left. Plomb and Wilson each made free throws and St. Francis' Brent Jones missed a 3-pointer as time expired.

Jalen Cannon led St. Francis with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Douglas and Antonio Jenifer added 12 points each and Jones 10.

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