MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-11, 5-2 NEC) vs. ROBERT MORRIS (7-11, 5-2 NEC)
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 | 7 p.m.
Knott Arena | Emmitsburg, Md.
MOUNT UPDATE: A pair of third-place teams clash as the Mount welcomes Robert Morris to Knott Arena on Monday night. With identical 7-11 overall records with 5-2 marks in the Northeast Conference, the Mount looks to avenge a 66-44 loss at Robert Morris from the Jan. 3 meeting. Jacqueline Brewer, who reached 1,000 career points last time out versus Saint Francis U, leads the offense with 13.5 points per game, while Jenn Carney adds 11.5 points per game for the Mount.
GAME DETAILS: Monday night's game versus Robert Morris is the last home contest for the Mount until a Feb. 14 tilt versus Bryant. The game will be live streamed on NECFrontRow.com.
LAST TIME OUT: Senior Jacqueline Brewer scored a game-high 25 points and reached the 1,000 career point mark in the Mount's 74-64 overtime victory over Saint Francis U on Saturday at Knott Arena as part of the Winter Homecoming celebration. After heading into overtime tied at 57-57, the Mount outscored Saint Francis by a 17-7 margin in the five-minute overtime period for the team's fifth win in its last six games. Brewer reached the 1,000-point plateau with a free throw with 2:50 remaining in overtime. Jenn Carney added 19 points for the Mount, while Jody Chickey set career highs with 11 rebounds and seven assists.
ABOUT ROBERT MORRIS: Winners of four in a row, the defending NEC Champion Colonials are coming off a 69-64 road win at St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday. Guard Anna Niki Stamolamprou leads Robert Morris in points per game (15.4), rebounds per game (5.9) and assists per game (2.5). RMU has gone 4-8 on the road so far this season.
LAST TIME VERSUS ROBERT MORRIS: The Mount dropped its Northeast Conference opener at Robert Morris by a 66-44 final score at the Sewall Center on Jan. 3. Sophomore Kathleen Belanger-Finn posted a team-best 11 points for the visiting Mountaineers.
Mount St. Mary's held the Colonials to 32.9 percent (23-for-70) shooting, but struggled on the other end by putting together a 29.8 percent (14-for-47) clip. RMU was led by 11 points and eight rebounds from Megan Smith to go with 10 points from Anna Niki Stamolamprou.
ALL-TIME SERIES VERSUS ROBERT MORRIS: Mount St. Mary's leads the all-time series versus Robert Morris by a 33-20 margin with an 18-8 edge in games at Knott Arena. The Mountaineers won 30 of the first 33 matchups from 1988-2004. The last four games in the series before RMU's 66-44 win on Jan. 3 had been decided by a combined 20 points.
1,000 EXACTLY: Jacqueline Brewer's free throw with 2:50 left in overtime of Saturday's victory over Saint Francis U gave her 1,000 career points. Brewer, who scored 120 as a freshman at VCU before transferring to the Mount, has scored 880 with the Mountaineers. Brewer became the fifth player to reach 1,000 career points while playing for eighth-year Head Coach Bryan Whitten at Mount St. Mary's.
DOUBLE-DOUBLES: Sarafina Arthur-Williams registered her third career double-double on Jan. 24 versus Saint Francis U with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The junior center has also posted double-doubles versus Delaware State (Nov. 26) and Wagner (Jan. 5) this season.
MOUNT AT KNOTT ARENA: Mount St. Mary's, which posted an 11-4 record at Knott Arena during the 2013-14 season, is 53-51 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 241-120 record. Over the last two seasons, the Mount is 16-5 at home.
UP NEXT: The Mount heads to Fairfield, Conn. to take on Sacred Heart on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 11:30 a.m. The game will be broadcasted live on ESPN3.