Mount Women's Basketball Heads to Robert Morris with NEC Regular Season Title on the Line

Mount Women's Basketball Heads to Robert Morris with NEC Regular Season Title on the Line

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (18-11, 13-4 NEC) at ROBERT MORRIS (17-11, 13-4 NEC)
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7 p.m.
Moon Township, Pa. | Charles L. Sewall Center


MOUNT UPDATE: Mount St. Mary's can clinch its first NEC Regular Season title since 2001 with a win over Robert Morris on Monday night. Winners of eight in a row, the Mount is tied with RMU for first in the regular season standings with the winner of Monday's game earning home-court advantage in the upcoming NEC Tournament. All eight NEC playoff spots have been clinched with seeding to be determined based on Monday's results.

LAST TIME OUT: The Mount built an 18-point first half lead and held on for a 64-52 win at Wagner on March 1. Jenn Carney led the Mount on offense with 15 points. Defensively, the Mount held the Seahawks under 10 points for the first 16:30 of the game. It was the sixth win by double digits for the Mount on the current eight-game winning streak.

ABOUT ROBERT MORRIS: Reigning NEC Player of the Year Artemis Spanou averages 19.0 points and 14.8 rebounds per game. After winning five games in a row, the Colonials have lost their last two, falling to St. Francis Brooklyn, 93-82, and Saint Francis U, 78-73. Voted the NEC Preseason favorite by the league's coaches, Robert Morris is 12-4 at home this season.

LAST TIME VS. ROBERT MORRIS: Sydney Henderson led all scorers with 25 points, but a second-half comeback fell short versus Robert Morris, 67-60, on Feb. 1. Artemis Spanou posted a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the Colonials. The Mount was outrebounded, 40-34, on the day. 

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. ROBERT MORRIS: The Mount leads the all-time series with Robert Morris, 33-18. The Mount is looking for its third win over the Colonials since Bryan Whitten took over the program before the start of the 2007-08 season.

EIGHT-GAME WINNING STREAK: The Mount is outscoring opponents by an average of 15.5 points on the current eight-game winning streak. The team is also shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 43.0 from beyond the three-point line in the last eight games. 

UP NEXT: The Mount hosts the NEC Quarterfinals at Knott Arena on Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. The Mount's opponent will be determined on Monday.