Dec 01, 2016
MOUNT ST. MARY'S (1-7) at LOYOLA (3-4)
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4 pm
Reitz Arena, Baltimore, Md.
TELEVISION: Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN)
RADIO: 930 AM WFMD (Adam Pohl)
MOUNT STORY LINES
- Mount St. Mary's fell at Arkansas, 89-76, on Monday night despite Elijah Long's 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Long scored 17 points in the first half as the Mount trailed 45-37 at the break. The Mountaineers trailed by six with 12 minutes remaining before Arkansas went on a 19-to-4 run to take control of the game. Greg Alexander added 12 points for the Mount in the game.
- This is the final game of the Mount's season-opening nine-game road trip that featured matchups with three ranked teams (No. 20 West Virginia, No. 20 Iowa State and No. 25 Michigan) as well as games at Arkansas, Minnesota, Southern Illinois, George Mason, UT Arlington and Loyola.
- Elijah Long and Miles Wilson each topped 20 points in the Mount's loss at UT Arlington. Long led the Mount with 27 points while Wilson added 26 in the game. The last time the Mount had two players score 20 or more in the same game was when BK Ashe (21) and Junior Robinson (20) did it on Feb. 4, 2016, in a 77-74 loss at LIU Brooklyn.
- The Mountaineers are shooting 39.8 percent from three-point range over the past four games, hitting 37-for-93 from beyond the arc. The Mount is averaging 9.3 three-pointers made per game over the four-game stretch.
- Mount St. Mary's currently has the fourth-hardest schedule in the nation, according to KenPom. The only teams with tougher schedules are Long Beach State, Chicago State and Houston Baptist.
- Sophomore guard Elijah Long is averaging 21.3 points per game over the past three contests, including a career-high 27 against UT Arlington on November 23. Long has scored in double figures in each of the Mount's first eight games. He leads the team in scoring (16.3) and assists (3.9) while he is second in rebounding (5.5).
- Mount St. Mary's holds a 99-72 lead in the all-time series with Loyola. The Mount has won the past three matchups in the most played rivalry in the state of Maryland.