The Army Black Knights men's basketball team represents the United States Military Academy in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college basketball. Army West Point currently competes as a member of the Patriot League and plays its home games at Christl Arena in West Point, New York.
Bob Knight, the one-time most successful men's basketball coach in NCAA history, began his head coaching career at Army from 1965 to 1971 before moving on to Indiana. One of Knight's players at Army West Point was Mike Krzyzewski, who later was head coach at Army West Point before moving on to Duke and is the current most successful men's basketball coach in NCAA history.
Army West Point has generally not done well on the court. The Black Knights are one of only four original Division I teams in history to have never participated in the NCAA Tournament. Army West Point shares this dubious distinction with William & Mary, The Citadel, and St. Francis. However, the Black Knights have played in the National Invitational Tournament 8 times, and were retroactively named national champions by Premo-Porretta for 1923 and by the Helms Athletic Foundation for 1944.