Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Heads to Fairleigh Dickinson for Key NEC Matchup on Saturday

Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Heads to Fairleigh Dickinson for Key NEC Matchup on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (14-14, 12-3 NEC) at FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (11-15, 9-6 NEC)
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 4 pm
Stratis Arena, Hackensack, N.J.

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  • Mount St. Mary's fell to Wagner, 69-65, on Thursday night on the road.  The Mountaineers held a 36-25 halftime lead, and led 49-39 with just over 13 minutes remaining before the Seahawks rallied.  Junior Robinson led the Mount with 19 points and four assists while Mawdo Sallah added a career-high 14 points while collecting nine boards.  Elijah Long chipped in 12 points while Chris Wray finished with eight points, 11 rebounds and four assists.  
  • Mount St. Mary's is in first place with a 12-3 record in Northeast Conference play this season. The 12 NEC wins are tied for the second-most by a Mount team since joining the NEC in 1989-90.  The 1995-96 team went 16-2 to win the Mount's lone NEC regular season title.  The Mount went 12-6 in 2009-10, 2008-09 and 1994-95.
    The game with Fairleigh Dickinson concludes a four-game road trip for the Mountaineers. 
  • The Mount is 7-11 on the road this season, including 6-2 in Northeast Conference games.  The Mount is 2-1 so far on the trip with wins at Saint Francis U and Robert Morris coming before the loss to Wagner.
  • Chris Wray pulled down 11 rebounds in the Mount's 69-65 loss to Wagner.  It is his sixth game with 10 or more rebounds this season, and his third over the past five contests.  Wray is averaging a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game in Northeast Conference play.
  • Redshirt sophomore center Mawdo Sallah had a career-high 14 points while adding nine rebounds at Wagner.  Sallah is averaging 12.0 points and 8.0 rebounds over the past two games.  In NEC play, the 6-9 forward is averaging 7.3 points and 5.7 boards while shooting 55.7 percent from the field.
  • Greg Alexander leads the team with 62 three-point field goals made this season.  He is 62-for-164 (.378) from beyond the arc, and he has made two or more three-pointers in 20 of the 27 games he has played this year.
u    Mount St. Mary's fell to Wagner, 69-65, on Thursday night on the road.  The Mountaineers held a 36-25 halftime lead, and led 49-39 with just over 13 minutes remaining before the Seahawks rallied.  Junior Robinson led the Mount with 19 points and four assists while Mawdo Sallah added a career-high 14 points while collecting nine boards.  Elijah Long chipped in 12 points while Chris Wray finished with eight points, 11 rebounds and four assists.   

u    Mount St. Mary's is in first place with a 12-3 record in Northeast Conference play this season. The 12 NEC wins are tied for the second-most by a Mount team since joining the NEC in 1989-90.  The 1995-96 team went 16-2 to win the Mount's lone NEC regular season title.  The Mount went 12-6 in 2009-10, 2008-09 and 1994-95.

u    The game with Fairleigh Dickinson concludes a four-game road trip for the Mountaineers.  The Mount is 7-11 on the road this season, including 6-2 in Northeast Conference games.  The Mount is 2-1 so far on the trip with wins at Saint Francis U and Robert Morris coming before the loss to Wagner.

u Chris Wray pulled down 11 rebounds in the Mount's 69-65 loss to Wagner.  It is his sixth game with 10 or more rebounds this season, and his third over the past five contests.  Wray is averaging a team-high 7.3 rebounds per game in Northeast Conference play.