MOUNT ST. MARY'S (10-11, 5-4 NEC) vs. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE (9-10, 3-6 NEC)
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 7 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Md. | Knott Arena | PLAY 4KAY
ESPN3: Paul Dottino (play-by-play) and Pam Roecker (color) on the call
NECFRONTROW.COM: Adam Pohl (play-by-play) and Roy Sigler (color) on the call
MOUNT UPDATE: Mount St. Mary's looks for a season sweep of Central Connecticut in Monday night's home game against the Blue Devils in an ESPN3 broadcast. The Mount had won three home games in a row before falling to Robert Morris, 67-60, last time out. One of the most versatile players in the Northeast Conference, Sydney Henderson averages 18.3 points and 5.2 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers, who are currently tied with St. Francis Brooklyn for fifth in the NEC.
LAST TIME OUT: Sydney Henderson had one of her most productive offensive performances with 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting but it was not enough in a 67-60 loss to NEC leader Robert Morris on Feb. 1. The Mount trailed by 19 and was able to cut RMU's lead to just four with 55 seconds to play but could not complete the comeback.
ABOUT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE: The Blue Devils have lost two in a row and are coming off a 71-50 road loss at St. Francis Brooklyn on Feb. 1. Jessica Babe scores a team-best 12.9 points per game for CCSU, which is 3-7 in road games this season. Central Connecticut averages 41.9 rebounds per game and outrebounds opponents by an average of 4.7 per game.
LAST TIME VS. CCSU: Down by as many as 15 points, the Mount stormed all the way back to beat CCSU on Jan. 27 on a pair of Jacqueline Brewer free throws with 2.0 seconds on the clock for a 64-62 road win. Sydney Henderson, who led the Mount with 14 points, tied the game at 62-62 on a three-pointer with 16.8 seconds on the clock. The Mount forced a season-high 21 turnovers on the night.
ALL-TIME SERIES WITH CCSU: The Mount is 20-10 versus Central Connecticut in the all-time series dating back to 1998.
PLAY 4KAY: On Monday, the Mount will be playing its Play 4Kay game in support of the Kay Yaw Cancer Fund to help raise awareness about breast cancer.
200th GAME: Head Coach Bryan Whitten, who took over the program before the start of the 2007-08 season, will be coaching his 200th game on the sidelines for the Mount.
UP NEXT: The Mount hits the road for a four-game road stretch beginning with LIU Brooklyn on Feb. 8 in Brooklyn, N.Y.