Mount Women's Basketball Takes on NEC Preseason Favorite Robert Morris on Saturday

Mount Women's Basketball Takes on NEC Preseason Favorite Robert Morris on Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (10-10, 5-3 NEC) vs. ROBERT MORRIS (11-8, 7-1 NEC)
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, 5 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena


MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount has a chance to move into a tie for second place with Saturday's home game versus NEC preseason favorite Robert Morris as part of the Winter Homecoming celebration. The Mount went 5-4 during January with a 4-1 mark at home. Senior Sydney Henderson, who leads the NEC with 37.0 minutes per game, is currently fifth in the league with 18.0 points per game. Fellow senior Ashley Christie ranks in the top five in the league in assists (3.70) and steals (1.80) per contest.

LAST TIME OUT: The Mountaineers dug themselves a 15-point first-half deficit, but stormed all the way back for a 64-62 win at Central Connecticut State on Jan. 27. The Mount's leading scorer with 14 points, Sydney Henderson came up with a steal then knocked down a huge three-pointer with 16.8 seconds left to pull the Mount even at 62-62. Jacqueline Brewer, who finished with 13 points on the night, sank a pair of free throws with 2.0 seconds left to break the tie.

ABOUT ROBERT MORRIS: Winners of six in a row entering Saturday, the Colonials feature reigning NEC Player of the Year Artemis Spanou, who owns the NEC record with 74 career double-doubles. Spanou led the nation with 15.6 rebounds a year ago and is currently first in the NEC with 14.8 rebounds and fourth with 18.6 points per game. RMU's last loss was Jan. 6 at Sacred Heart.

LAST SEASON VS. ROBERT MORRIS: Jacqueline Brewer scored 19 points and Selina Mann added 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 61-59 road loss to Robert Morris on Jan. 26, 2013. Artemis Spanou turned in a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Robert Morris in the only meeting between the two sides last season. 

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. ROBERT MORRIS: The Mount leads the all-time series with the Colonials, 33-17. 

CENTURY MARK: In a 64-62 road win at CCSU on Jan. 27, Ashley Christie and Jessie Kaufman played in their 100th career games. The Mount now has four seniors who have played at least 100 games (Christie: 100, Grossett: 110, Henderson: 107 and Kaufman: 100). 

UP NEXT: The Mount hosts Central Connecticut State on Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. The game can be seen live on ESPN3.