Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Back in Action at LIU Brooklyn on New Year's Eve

Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Back in Action at LIU Brooklyn on New Year's Eve

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-8, 0-1 NEC) at LIU BROOKLYN (5-9, 0-1 NEC)
Sunday, December 31, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.
Steinberg Wellness Center | Brooklyn, N.Y.

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MOUNT STORY LINE

  • Mount St. Mary's lost at Wagner, 76-57, in its Northeast Conference opener on Friday night.  Wagner jumped to a 12-4 lead, and led 34-24 at the break.  The Mount trailed 48-40 before a 12-0 Seahawk run sealed the victory.  Junior Robinson led the Mount with 19 points.  The Mount shot just 35.2 percent overall and 23.5 percent (4-of-17) from three-point range.
  • The Mount is looking to avoid opening 0-2 in Northeast Conference play for the first time since 2014-15.  That year, the Mount opened with losses at Robert Morris and Wagner, but recovered to finish 11-7 in NEC play.
  • Chris Wray has been a welcome addition to the lineup since returning from injury.  Wray is averaging 7.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.8 steals in his six games this season.  Over the past three games, Wray is averaging 10.3 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 71.4 percent from the field.
  • The Mount has struggled a bit on the offensive end over the past three games, averaging 60.7 points per game.  The Mountaineers are shooting 40.2 percent overall and are just 18-of-62 (.290) from three-point range.
  • Mount St. Mary's is 2-7 on the road this season after falling at Wagner on Friday night.  The Mount is averaging 65.1 points per game on the road compared to 80.8 points at home.  The Mount is shooting 41.4 percent overall and 30.4 percent from three-point range on the road compared to 46.1 percent overall and 40.9 percent from three at home.  The Mount's scoring margin on the road is -13.6 while it is a +8.0 at home.
  • Senior guard Junior Robinson had 23 points and eight assists at Coppin State.  It was the fifth time this season that Robinson has scored 20 or more points while dishing out five or more assists in the same game.  Robinson currently leads the NEC in scoring (22.1) while he is second in assists (5.2).
  • Up next, the Mountaineers begin a three-game homestand by hosting Bryant on Thursday, January 4, with a 7:00 p.m. tip-off at Knott Arena.