Sophomore Kelsey Minato scored a Patriot League Championship game-record 31 points, as the second-seeded Army women's basketball team defeated No. 5 Holy Cross, 68-58, to claim its second conference title on Saturday, Mar. 15 at Christl Arena in West Pont, N.Y.
By virtue of winning the conference championship, the Black Knights (25-7) earn the Patriot League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in Division I program history. Army last reached the national tournament in 2006. The Black Knights' 25 victories set the team's Division I record for most victories in a season.
In addition to Army's post-season berth, regular season champion Navy and American were included in the field for the Women's National Invitational Tournament and Bucknell was chosen for the Women's Basketball Invitational Tournament.