Top-Seeded Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Hosts Sacred Heart in Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals on Wednesday Night

Top-Seeded Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Hosts Sacred Heart in Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals on Wednesday Night

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS
#1 MOUNT ST. MARY'S (16-15) vs. #8 SACRED HEART (13-18)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Knott Arena, Emmitsburg, Md.

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MOUNT STORY LINES

  • Mount St. Mary's defeated St. Francis Brooklyn, 77-62, on Saturday to clinch the Mount's first Northeast Conference regular season title since 1995-96.  The Mountaineers went on a 24-to-2 run to break a 38-38 tie to pull away for the victory.  Elijah Long led the Mount with 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds while Miles Wilson finished with 17 points.
  • Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian was named the Northeast Conference Jim Phelan Coach of the Year on Tuesday.  It has been 21 years since the Mount has had an NEC Coach of the Year.  Legendary Mount coach Jim Phelan, the award's namesake, was named the NEC Coach of the Year in 1995-96.
  • Elijah Long was named First Team All-Northeast Conference on Tuesday.  He is just the fifth Mountaineer all-time to earn First Team All-NEC, joining Chris McGuthrie (1994-95 and 1995-96), Riley Inge (1995-96), Gregory Harris (1998-99) and Goode (2008-09 and 2009-10).
  • Guard Junior Robinson was named Second Team All-NEC while freshman Miles Wilson was named to the NEC All-Rookie Team on Tuesday.   Robinson is averaging 13.4 points and 2.9 assists while shooting 39.9 percent (61-of-153) from three-point range.  Wilson is averaging 11.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in his first season with the Mountaineers.
  • The Mount is 2-0 all-time against Sacred Heart in the Northeast Conference Tournament.  The Mount defeated Sacred Heart, 68-55, in the 2008 NEC Championship game in Fairfield.  The following season, the Mount defeated the Pioneers, 68-63, at home.
  • Mount St. Mary's is 24-16 all-time in the Northeast Conference Tournament, including a 6-3 mark under head coach Jamion Christian.  The Mountaineers advanced to the NEC semifinals last year, falling at Fairleigh Dickinson, 80-75.