Mt. St. Mary’s looks to end streak vs Robert Morris
Mount St. Mary’s (10-17, 6-8) vs. Robert Morris (15-13, 11-4)
UPMC Events Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Robert Morris looks to extend Mount St. Mary’s’s conference losing streak to five games. Mount St. Mary’s’ last NEC win came against the Long Island-Brooklyn Sharks 67-63 on Feb. 6. Robert Morris lost 86-71 to St. Francis (Pa.) in its most recent game.
SAVVY SENIORS: Robert Morris’ AJ Bramah, Josh Williams and Yannis Mendy have collectively accounted for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 50 percent of all Colonials points over the last five games.DOMINANT DAMIAN: Damian Chong Qui has connected on 38.1 percent of the 84 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 6 of 15 over the last five games. He’s also made 82.8 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Robert Morris is 0-7 this year when it scores 60 points or fewer and 15-6 when it scores at least 61.
PASSING FOR POINTS: The Mountaineers have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Colonials. Robert Morris has an assist on 50 of 82 field goals (61 percent) across its past three games while Mount St. Mary’s has assists on 43 of 62 field goals (69.4 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Mount St. Mary’s has committed a turnover on just 18.1 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best rate among all NEC teams. The Mountaineers have turned the ball over only 11.7 times per game this season.