Mount St. Mary's Hosts Loyola in 173rd Edition of the Catholic Clash on Saturday Afternoon

Mount St. Mary's Hosts Loyola in 173rd Edition of the Catholic Clash on Saturday Afternoon

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-5) vs. LOYOLA (1-5)
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 4:00 p.m.
Knott Arena | Emmitsburg, Md.

TELEVISION:  MASN
(Jason Knapp, Craig Esherick)
LIVE STREAM:  NEC Front Row
(Adam Pohl)
LISTEN: 930-AM WFMD
(Adam Pohl)
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PROMOTION: 
First 500 Fans Receive Roy Rogers Rally Towel

MOUNT STORY LINES

  • Mount St. Mary's saw a late rally come up short in a 69-63 loss to Morgan State at Knott Arena on Monday.  The Mount trailed 57-46 with 3:16 remaining, but used a 14-to-3 run to cut the deficit to 61-60 with 40 seconds left.  Morgan State scored a transition dunk, and after a Mount miss, went 6-of-6 at the line to seal the win.  Donald Carey scored 10 of his 13 points in the final three minutes while Junior Robinson added 13 points, eight assists and five rebounds in the game.
  • Junior Robinson dished out eight assists on Monday night against Morgan State after posting a career-high 10 assists at Ohio.  Robinson is averaging 9.0 assists over the past two games, and is tied with Donald Carey for the team lead at 5.0 assists per game this season.
  • This will be the 173rd all-time meeting between the Mount and Loyola in the most-played rivalry in the state of Maryland.  The Mountaineers hold a 99-73 lead in the series, including a 59-16 mark at home.
  • A big part of Mount Mayhem is the three-pointer on offense and defending the three-pointer on defense.  The Mount is sixth in the nation this year with 51.1 percent of the team's field goal attempts coming from three-point range.  On the defensive side, only 29.3 percent of the opposition's field goal attempts have come from beyond the arc, 23rd in the nation.
  • Redshirt freshman Jonah Antonio has made 25 three-pointers over the first seven games this season (3.57/game).  He is ranked 19th in the nation in three-pointers made per game.  After going 11-for-44 (.250) from three-point range over his first four career games, Antonio is 14-for-29 (.483) from beyond the arc over the past three contests.
  • Junior Robinson has been the Mount's leading scorer in all seven games this season.  The 5-5 senior guard has scored 20 or more points five times, and is averaging 20.1 points on the year.
  • Up next, the Mount plays at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m.