Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Opens Northeast Conference Play at LIU Brooklyn on Thursday

Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Opens Northeast Conference Play at LIU Brooklyn on Thursday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S at LIU BROOKLYN
Thursday, December 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Steinberg Wellness Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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  • Mount St. Mary's cruised to an 87-49 win over Coppin State at Knott Arena last Thursday.  The Mount offense was clicking as the team shot 68.1 percent from the field and was 16-of-25 (.640) from three-point range in the victory.  Will Miller scored a team-high 16 points off the bench to pace the Mount while Junior Robinson added 15 points and five assists.   The Mountaineers led by as many as 42 points in the win.
  • The Mount shot a season-best 68.1 percent (32-of-47) from the field in the 87-49 win over Coppin State last Thursday.  It is the second-highest field goal percentage in a game since the Mount moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89.  It is also the fifth-best single-game mark in Mount history.
  • The Mountaineers connected on 16-of-25 (.640) from three-point range in the win over Coppin State. The 16 three-point field goals are tied for the third-most in Mount history.
  • The Mount begins its 28th season in Northeast Conference play at LIU Brooklyn.  The Mountaineers are 11-16 all-time in NEC openers, including a 3-13 mark on the road.  The Mount beat LIU Brooklyn, 79-63, at home in their NEC opener last year.
  • LIU Brooklyn holds a 30-27 lead in the all-time series that begin in 1934.  The Mount has won four of the past five matchups in the series.  Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian is 5-4 all-time against LIU Brooklyn.
  • Junior Robinson has scored in double figures in each of the past five games.  The 5-5 guard is averaging a team-high 15.0 points over that stretch, shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 44.0 percent from three-point range.  Robinson is averaging 12.3 points on the season.