MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-10, 2-1 NEC) vs. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT (7-7, 3-0 NEC)
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 | 7 p.m.
Knott Arena | Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount St. Mary's women's basketball team looks for its first three-game winning streak of the season with Monday's Northeast Conference home game at Knott Arena versus the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils. After dropping the NEC opener at Robert Morris, the Mount has bounced back with consecutive wins over Wagner and St. Francis Brooklyn to move into a tie for third place in the conference.
GAME DETAILS: Monday's game is the Mount's fifth home game of the season. The game will be live streamed through NECFrontRow.com.
LAST TIME OUT: After missing two games due to injury, Jenn Carney returned to the starting lineup and scored a game-high 19 points to lead Mount St. Mary's past St. Francis Brooklyn, 56-48, on Jan. 10. Jacqueline Brewer also posted her third career double-double with 14 points and 11 boards. The Mount held a 30-25 rebounding edge, marking the second time the team has outrebounded an opponent this season.
ABOUT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT: Picked tied for ninth in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, Central Connecticut has jumped out to a 3-0 NEC record and is tied for first place with Bryant. The Blue Devils had lost five in a row leading up to NEC play. Last time out on Jan. 10, CCSU picked up a 63-46 victory over defending NEC Champion Robert Morris behind 15 points from Amanda Harrington. No CCSU players average double-digit points, but Tejahne Malone and Kayla Miller lead the way with 8.6 points per game apiece.
LAST SEASON VS. CCSU: The Mount won both matchups with the Blue Devils a year ago. On the road on Jan. 27, the Mountaineers overcame a 15-point first half deficit to defeat Central Connecticut, 64-62. With the score tied at 62-62 with 2.0 seconds remaining, Jacqueline Brewer drained a pair of free throws to give the Mount the win.
In CCSU's return trip to Emmitsburg, Jenn Carney notched a career-high 30 points to carry the Mount to a 69-55 win on Feb. 3. The win was the 300th of Head Coach Bryan Whitten's career.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. CCSU: Mount St. Mary's holds a 21-10 advantage in the all-time series versus Central Connecticut. The Mount has won 11 of the 14 meetings at Knott Arena and has won three in a row overall versus the Blue Devils. The first meeting between the two programs came on Jan. 26, 1998.
DOUBLE-DOUBLES: Last time out in a 56-48 win over St. Francis Brooklyn, senior Jacqueline Brewer secured her third career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. It was the first of the season for Brewer, who joins junior Sarafina Arthur-Williams as the only Mount players with double-doubles this season. Arthur-Williams has racked up two double-doubles on the year with 18 points and 13 rebounds versus Delaware State and 13 points and 11 rebounds against Wagner.
MOUNT AT KNOTT ARENA: Mount St. Mary's, which posted an 11-4 record at Knott Arena during the 2013-14 season, is 51-51 at home under eighth-year Head Coach Bryan Whitten. Since the venue opened prior to the 1987-88 campaign, Mount St. Mary's has put together a 239-120 record. Over the last two seasons, the Mount is 14-5 at home.
UP NEXT: The Mount is scheduled to play at Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, for the second time in program history with Saturday's 11:45 a.m. tip versus LIU Brooklyn.