NEW YORK (AP) Ella Ellis scored 15 points and Kyle Wilson added 13 as Army defeated St. Francis (N.Y.) 67-59 Tuesday in a nonconference matchup.
Ellis was 3 of 7 from the field - all 3 makes coming from 3-point range - and knocked down a game-high six free throws.
Army (3-1) took a 31-30 lead into halftime after Kyle Wilson made a layup as time expired in the first half.
The Black Knights opened the second half with eight unanswered points to go ahead 39-30. St. Francis cut the deficit to 45-44 with 10:06 left but Army held the Terriers to just one point over the next six minutes to pull away.
Army outshot St. Francis (1-2) 42.9 percent (24 of 56) to 33.9 percent (20 of 59) and got 35 points off the bench compared to just 10 for the Terriers.
Jalen Cannon led St. Francis with 23 points and 10 rebounds.
The Woj bombs are gonna start dropping a little earlier this year.
The NBA and the NBA Players Association announced Friday that the two parties have agreed to move up the start of free agency by six hours. Teams can now begin negotiating with free agents at 6 p.m. ET on June 30 instead of having to wait until 12:01 ET on July 1.
The move ensures fans -- and eternally grateful media members -- don't have to stay up until midnight waiting for the madness that is NBA free agency to begin. As Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports put it, this is "quite possibly the best thing to happen with NBA free agency in years!"
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The Mystics reached their first WNBA Finals in franchise history in 2018 but were swept by the Seattle Storm in the championship series.
Elle Delle Donne -- who was recently named in WNBA.com's GM survey as the favorite to win league MVP -- is back for her third season in Washington.
Though she is out for the opener, Delle Donne believes the team is ready to make another run at the title thanks to the return of All-Star forward Emma Meesseman.
Earlier Friday, the Mystics announced their final 12-woman roster for the 2019 season. Delle Donne and guard Kristi Toliver headline a team that includes nine returners from the 2018 team, as well as Meesseman, who played for the Mystics from 2013-17 but sat out in 2018 to focus on playing for the Belgian national team. The final roster spots went to WNBA rookies Kiara Leslie and Kim Mestdagh.
According to ESPN, the Mystics, Los Angeles Sparks and Las Vegas Aces are the favorites to win the championship this season.
The WNBA's 23rd season kicks of Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET when the Atlanta Dream host the Dallas Wings.
MYSTICS VS. SUN HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun, Regular Season Game 1
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: You can live stream on WNBA's League Pass website by signing up for a free trial
NBC Sports Washington will be broadcasting 10 Mystics home games during the 2019 WNBA season. For the full regular season schedule, click here.
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