Mount St. Mary's University Men's Basketball Picked Fourth in Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

Mount St. Mary's University Men's Basketball Picked Fourth in Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

Brooklyn, N.Y. (October 26, 2016)--The Mount St. Mary's University men's basketball team has been picked to finish fourth in the annual Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll.  The announcement was made Wednesday morning during NEC Basketball "Social" Media Day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Defending champion Fairleigh Dickinson was tabbed as the preseason favorite, garnering six first-place votes.  Wagner was second while collecting the remaining four first-place votes followed by Bryant in third.  The Mount and LIU Brooklyn were tied for fourth, with Robert Morris, St. Francis Brooklyn, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis U and Central Connecticut rounding out the poll.

The Mountaineers are coming off a 14-19 season that included a 10-8 record and a fifth-place finish in the NEC.  The Mount defeated St. Francis Brooklyn in the NEC Quartefinals before falling to Fairleigh Dickinson, 80-75, in the semifinals.

Mount St. Mary's opens to the 2016-17 season with a home exhibition game against Hood College on Saturday, November 5, at 4:00 p.m. at Knott Arena.  The regular season begins with a road contest at No. 18 West Virginia on Friday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m.  That game will be televised live by Root Sports Pittsburgh.

For ticket information, please contact the Mount St. Mary's Ticket Office at 301-447-5700.

2016-17 NEC Men's Basketball
Preseason Poll

1. Fairleigh Dickinson (6)
2. Wagner (4)
3. Bryant
4. LIU Brooklyn
    Mount St. Mary's
6. Robert Morris
7. St. Francis Brooklyn
8. Sacred Heart
9. Saint Francis U
10. Central Connecticut

2016-17 NEC Men's Basketball
Preseason All-NEC Team

Darian Anderson, FDU, G, 6-1, 170 lbs., Jr, Washington, D.C./St. John's College
Michael Carey, WC, G, 6-5, 200 lbs., Sr, Nassau, Bahamas/Lamar Consolidated (San Jacinto CC)
Jerome Frink, LIU, F, 6-7, 230 lbs., R-Sr, Jersey City, NJ/St. Anthony (FIU)
Corey Henson, WC, G, 6-3, 175 lbs., Jr, Upper Marlboro, MD/DeMatha Catholic
Earl Potts Jr., FDU, G/F, 6-6, 200 lbs., Jr., Severn, MD/Archbishop Spalding