Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball to Face Bryant on Thursday Night

Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball to Face Bryant on Thursday Night

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-11, 2-0 NEC) at BRYANT (3-11, 0-2 NEC)
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Chace Athletic Center, Smithfield, R.I.

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MOUNT STORYLINES

  • Chris Wray's block of a Corey Henson lay-up attempt at the buzzer preserved a 57-56 win over Wagner on New Year's Eve at Knott Arena.  Elijah Long hit a pair of free throws with 28.6 seconds remaining to give the Mount the lead.  Miles Wilson led the Mountaineers with 13 points while Wilson added 12.  Mount St. Mary's held a 31-16 lead at the half and led by 17 points early in the second stanza before Wagner rallied.
  • Chris Wray had quite a week to open Northeast Conference play.  He drove the length of the court in 4.2 seconds for the game-winning basket at the buzzer to lift the Mount past LIU Brooklyn, 67-65.  He then blocked the potential game-winning shot at the buzzer two days later in the Mount's 57-56 victory over Wagner.
  • Guard Junior Robinson has scored in double figures in each of the past seven games for the Mountaineers.  He is averaging a team-high 14.0 points over that span, shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from three-point range.
  • Mount St. Mary's is second in the Northeast Conference in three-point field goal percentage at 36.3 percent.  The Mount is shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc over the past four games.
  • The Mount is looking to start 3-0 in Northeast Conference play for the second consecutive season.  The Mount has started 3-0 in NEC play just three times (2004-05, 2007-08 and 2015-16) since joining the conference in 1989-90.  The Mountaineers have never opened NEC play with a 4-0 record.
  • Freshman Miles Wilson scored a team-high 13 points in the Mount's 57-56 win over Wagner on New Year's Eve.  Wilson has reached double figures in five of the past six games, averaging 12.3 points over that span.  He scored a season-high 26 points at UT Arlington on November 23.