ANNAPOLIS – Courtside at Alumni Hall, where Navy guard Romeo Garcia (hamstring) won’t play – and might not give it a go until next week.
That’s a bit of a shame, because I was curious to see how the Midshipmen fared with the sophomore back in the lineup, even if it was in a limited role.
Anyway, his absence doesn’t change the fact Navy is in the middle of a four-game stretch in which it can create a little separation in the Patriot League. The Mids have already taken out Colgate and Bucknell on the road, and now get a pair of Pennsylvania schools (Lehigh and Lafayette) at home.
Get a sweep this week, and Navy will be in good shape to chase down at least the No. 3 seed. Navy would be 7-3, and at least two games clear of fourth place with four games to go.
Step one is tonight. Here’s the lineups:
NAVY (16-7, 5-3)
LEHIGH (13-9, 3-5)