Mount St. Mary's Closes Out Non-Conference Schedule at Coppin State on Friday Night

Mount St. Mary's Closes Out Non-Conference Schedule at Coppin State on Friday Night

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (5-7) at COPPIN STATE (0-12)
Friday, December 22, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Physical Education Complex Arena | Baltimore, Md.

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  • Mount St. Mary's edged American, 59-56, on Monday night to improve to 5-7 on the season.  Chris Wray led the way with 12 points and 12 rebounds for his second career double-double.  Junior Robinson added 13 points and five assists in the win.  Wray scored six consecutive points to give the Mount a 57-52 lead, and Bobby Planutis hit a pair of free throws with 7.9 seconds on the clock to help seal the win.
  • Mount St. Mary's is looking to win back-to-back road non-conference games for the first time since 2012.  That year, the Mount defeated George Washington, 65-56, on Nov. 26 and Binghamton, 71-70, on Dec. 1.
  • The Mount is also looking to complete the non-conference portion of the schedule with six wins.  That would match the 1989-90 team for the most non-conference wins since the Mount moved to NCAA Division I in 1988-89.  That team went 6-6 in non-conference play.  The Mount is also looking to win six games before Christmas for the first time since 2007-08.  That year, the Mount had a six-game win streak in December, and had a 6-5 record prior to Christmas.
  • The Mount's defense has picked up as the Mountaineers are holding the opposition to 61.5 points and 41.0 percent shooting over the past two games.  For the season, the Mount is allowing 79.3 points and 49.0 percent shooting.
  • Chris Wray's return to the lineup has definitely had an impact on the defensive end.  With Wray in the lineup, the Mount is averaging 9.5 steals and 4.0 blocks per game.  In the eight games that Wray missed due to injury, the Mount averaged just 4.8 steals while posting 3.0 blocks per game.
  • After starting the season with losses at Marquette, Notre Dame and Georgetown, the Mount is 5-4 over the past nine games.  Over that span, the Mount is scoring and allowing an identical 75.7 points per game.  The Mount has scored 77 or more points in six of the nine games.