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Wilson scores 20, leads Army past American 77-64

Wilson scores 20, leads Army past American 77-64

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Kyle Wilson scored 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field, and Army outscored American University 19-6 to open the second half for a 77-64 victory in a Patriot League game Saturday.

Kyle Toth and Ella Ellis had 12 points each and Larry Toomey 10 for the Black Knights (7-13, 2-3), who shot 52 percent from the field (26 of 50), 52.9 percent on 3-pointers (9 of 17) and 88.9 percent from the line (16 of 18).

Stephen Lumpkins led the Eagles (9-11, 2-3) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, John Schoof scored 14 points and Blake Jolivette had 13.

Trailing 32-31 at halftime, Army led 50-38 on Ellis' 3-pointer with 12:20 remaining.

The Black Knights' shooting numbers for the second half: 63.6 percent (14 of 22) from the field, 55.6 percent (5 of 9) on 3-pointers, 92.9 percent (13 of 14) from the line.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 45 - Season preview with over/unders and bold predictions

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 45 - Season preview with over/unders and bold predictions

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman personal injury lawyers, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller previewed the 2017-18 Wizards regular season with over/unders, biggest questions and bold predictions.

NBC Sports Philly Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato also joined the show to preview the first game between the Wizards and Sixers.

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How Evgeny Kuznetsov could have changed Tuesday's outcome

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How Evgeny Kuznetsov could have changed Tuesday's outcome

With the score tied at 0 in the second period, the Caps had a chance to put the first goal on the board on their second power play of the night. Specifically, Evgeny Kuznetsov had a chance to score the first goal of the game and his first of the season. But with a golden opportunity on his stick, Kuznetsov waited too long to shoot the puck the opportunity was lost. It is an issue that has seemingly plagued Kuznetsov throughout his career and one that may have cost the Caps a chance at two points on Tuesday.

After a scrum in the left corner, the puck was fed over to John Carlson on the right near the blue line. With some room to work with, he advanced to the top of the right circle and then fired a pass cross-ice to Kuznetsov. Kuznetsov had set up shop in Alex Ovechkin’s office in the left faceoff circle and the Leafs evidently forgot about him.

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With the puck on his stick and no one between him and Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen, Kuznetsov waited. He waited so long in fact that forward Connor Brown was able to backcheck and turned what would have been a very good opportunity into a much easier save for Andersen.

“A guy caught him,” Barry Trotz said after the game. “Just get it off quick. Guys close quick on you defensively.”

Would Kuznetsov have scored if he had fired the shot? Would the Caps have won if he had scored? We don’t know, but Kuznetsov would have had a better chance at scoring had he shot the puck quickly and Washington would have been in a better position to win if they had gotten the first goal on the board.

It was just another moment that made fans watching in Capital One Arena and at home yell in unison, “Kuznetsov, shoot the puck!”

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