A quick look at Mount St. Mary’s-New Orleans in First Four

No. 16 seed Mount St. Mary’s (19-15) vs. No. 16 seed New Orleans (20-11)

First Four, East region; Dayton, Ohio; 6:40 p.m. EDT.

BOTTOM LINE: Mount St. Mary’s relies on a pressing defense – so-called ”Mount Mayhem” – and 3-point shooting. New Orleans is led by forward Erik Thomas, the Southland Conference’s player of the year averaging 19.5 points and 7.8 rebounds.

BAD START: Mount St. Mary’s lost 11 of its first 12 games but finished 18-4 while averaging 70.7 points per game.

LONG TIME: New Orleans is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1996.

DID YOU KNOW: Mount St. Mary’s Junior Robinson is the shortest player in Division I this season at 5-foot-5. New Orleans’ shortest player is 5-foot-8 guard Christavious Gill.

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