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Mervin Hyman
March 02, 1959
Sat., Feb. 28, NBC-TV, 3 p.m. (EST)
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March 02, 1959

Tv Game Of The Week: Army Vs. Navy

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Sat., Feb. 28, NBC-TV, 3 p.m. (EST)

SCOUTING REPORT: Army fast-breaks when it can, otherwise sends Sager and Klosek inside to man twin posts, with Kouns, Darby and Kaiser working ball outside. Kouns, best scorer in Army history, is quick, moves well, drives hard and is deadly with jump shot. He gets scoring help from Darby, an excellent set shooter, and agile sophomore Sager, who is adept with hooks and fallaway jumps from pivot. Weak off their own boards, the rough and ready Cadets usually use man-to-man defense, sometimes get caught in their own switches against fast-moving pass patterns.

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SCOUTING REPORT : Navy, tough to beat at Annapolis, has good balance and team speed, will look for chance to run against Army. Middies also work off double post against man-to-man and shoot well from outside against zone. Metzler, at 6 feet 6 inches the biggest man ever to play for the Academy, hooks with either hand, likes to jump-shoot from keyhole and is fine rebounder, but can be fooled on defense. Bower, team's top scorer, often will drive from outside in attempt to draw fouls. Navy uses both man-to-man and zone, may switch back and forth during game.