Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Returns to Knott Arena to Face Bryant on Thursday Night

Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Returns to Knott Arena to Face Bryant on Thursday Night

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (6-9, 0-2 NEC) vs. BRYANT (1-14, 0-2 NEC)
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Knott Arena| Emmitsburg, Md.

WATCH: 
NEC Front Row
LISTEN: 
WFMD (930 AM) (Adam Pohl, Play-by-Play)
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MOUNT STORY LINES

  • Mount St. Mary's fell to 0-2 in the Northeast Conference with a 71-57 loss at LIU Brooklyn on New Year's Eve.  Donald Carey and Junior Robinson each scored 12 points for the Mount in the loss.  LIU Brooklyn led by 11 points at the half, and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.
  • Mount St. Mary's is off to an 0-2 start in Northeast Conference play for the 11th time since joining the league in 1989-90.  The Mount has recovered to post a .500 or better record six times over the previous 0-2 starts to NEC play, including a winning record on four occasions.  The last time the Mount started 0-2 in league play was 2014-15, and the team rebounded to finish with an 11-7 mark.
  • Mount St. Mary's is 3-1 at home this season, averaging 80.8 points per game while connecting on 46.1 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from three-point range.  Conversely, the Mount is 2-8 on the road, averaging 64.3 points while shooting 41.1 percent overall and 30.3 percent from three-point range.
  • Chris Wray averaged 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while shooting 13-of-15 (.867) from the field in two games vs. Bryant last year.
  • The Mount has been one of the top programs in the Northeast Conference over the past 11-plus seasons.  Since the start of the 2005-06 season, the Mount has posted a 125-91 (.579) record in NEC regular season play, tied with Wagner for the second-most wins in the conference during that span. Robert Morris has the top mark, going 149-67 (.690).  The Mount has won three NEC titles over that stretch, and has posted a winning record in NEC play in each of the past five seasons.
  • Including the first weekend of play this year, Mount St. Mary's is an NEC-best 35-21 (.600) in league play since the start of the 2014-15 season.  Wagner is second on the list with a 33-23 (.589) mark.