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Navy Midshipmen Men's Basketball
Navy Midshipmen University United States Naval Academy Head coach (9th season) Ed DeChellis Conference Patriot Location Annapolis, Maryland Arena Alumni Hall (Capacity: 5,710) Nickname Midshipmen Colors Navy Blue and Gold  Uniforms
Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta Champions 1913, 1919 Pre-tournament Helms Champions 1913 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight 1954, 1986 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen 1954, 1959, 1986 NCAA Tournament Appearances 1947, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1998 Conference Tournament Champions CAA: 1985, 1986, 1987 Patriot: 1994, 1997, 1998 Conference Regular Season Champions CAA: 1985, 1986, 1987 Patriot: 1994 (co-champion), 1996 (co-champion), 1997, 1998 (co-champion), 2000 (co-champion)
Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team represents the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland, in NCAA Division I college basketball. The team competes in the Patriot League and plays its home games in Alumni Hall. 
The U.S. Naval Academy began
varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in the 1907-08 season. Navy was retroactively recognized as the pre- NCAA Tournament national champion for the 1912-13 and 1918-19 seasons by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll and for the 1912-13 season by the Helms Athletic Foundation. 
The Midshipmen have appeared in the
NCAA Tournament 11 times and made regional finals (the " Elite Eight") in 1947, 1954 and 1986. Their overall tournament record is 8-11.
1953 First Round
1954 First Round
Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight Connecticut
Cornell La Salle W 85-80 W 69-67 L 48-64
1959 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals Regional 3rd Place Game North Carolina
Boston U. Saint Joseph's W 76-63 L 55-62 W 70-56
1960 Regional Quarterfinals
1985 First Round
Second Round LSU
Maryland W 78-55 L 59-64
1986 First Round
Second Round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight Tulsa
Syracuse Cleveland State Duke W 87-68 W 97-85 W 71-70 L 50-71
1987 First Round
1994 First Round
1997 First Round
1998 First Round
The Midshipmen have appeared in one
National Invitation Tournament. Their record is 0-1.
1962 First Round
Conference tournament championships
Patriot League tournament See: Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament 1994: tournament champion (tournament MVP: T.J. Hall)
1997: tournament champion (tournament MVP:
Hassan Booker) 1998: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Skip Victor)
Colonial Athletic Association tournament See: Colonial Athletic Association#History of the Tournament Final 1985: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Vernon Butler)
 1986: tournament champion (tournament MVP:
David Robinson) 1987: tournament champion (tournament MVP: David Robinson)
Awards and honors
Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year 1984-85 - David Robinson
1985-86 - David Robinson
1986-87 - David Robinson 
Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Athletic Hall of Fame For basketball players in the . USNA Athletic Hall of Fame, see footnote 
Hall of Fame is housed in Lejeune Hall. Among the exhibits is the Eastman Award won by David Robinson in 1987. 
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Men's Basketball Past Team Champions. Colonial Athletic Association official website. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
^ Robinson also received several national awards, including:
Naismith College Player of the Year, John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year), and Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year.
Hall of Fame Index Archived 2009-10-28 at the Wayback Machine (by sport). Naval Academy Varsity Athletics official website. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times . Retrieved .
"Navy Men's Basketball: A Tradition of Excellence". NavySports. CBS Sports. 2010. Archived from the original on 26 May 2010 . Retrieved 2010.
My San Antonio.com - Christenson: Dreaming of Mr. Robinson's neighborhood. Accessed July 2, 2008. Archived September 30, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
^ According to the following article about the city of Annapolis, Robinson won the "Eastman Award" in 1987 and the award is in Lejeune Hall.
Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times . Retrieved . See also the footnote at United States Naval Academy#Halls and principal buildings (at "Lejeune Hall").