DURHAM, N.H. -- Sophomore Ella Ellis posted his first double-double with career highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Army to a 71-63 win over New Hampshire on Thursday night, snapping the Black Knights' three game skid.
Army (5-4) led 62-50 with 5:35 left, but the Wildcats (5-3) cut the margin to three with 56 seconds left. The Black Knights hit 5 of 6 foul shots, with Ellis making 3 of 4, to seal the win.
Ferg Myrick led New Hampshire with 13 points and Dane DiLiegro had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Zach Spiker, whose wife gave birth to their second son late Wednesday night, is the first Army coach to have a .500-or-better record (19-19) through his first 38 games since Mike Krzyzewski (22-16).
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.