Small Conference Game of the Day – January 20

For those that missed it, Jackson State cruised to a double digit win at Grambling last night, a loss that may go a significant way to Grambling claiming the title of the worst Division I team ever.  We will continue to monitor their progress as the season progresses, but now it is time to focus on the huge rivalry game on the slate for today — the Noon Eastern tipoff on CBS Sports Network of Navy at Army.

If this was football, the game would be circled on millions of fans’ calendars for months in advance.  However, the basketball rivalry between these two service academies has never risen even close to that level.  That being said, there is certainly no love lost between these two schools and regardless of their overall records on the season, this should be a fun and entertaining game.

Navy enters today’s game at 0-2 in conference and 6-12 overall.  Their RPI is 326 and Pomeroy is 293.  Army comes in at 1-1 in conference and 8-9 overall with a 250 RPI and 211 Pomeroy.  Neither is a serious threat in the Patriot League this season which looks like a two team dogfight between Lehigh and Bucknell, but that doesn’t matter much when it comes to today’s game.  This should be a close game between two great rivals…and don’t forget that they will meet again next month for a rematch.

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