Long Island vs. Mount St. Mary's: Full Game Preview

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Long Island vs. Mount St. Mary's: Full Game Preview
Long Island
(15-11, 6-7 away)
Mount St. Mary's
(12-13, 8-2 home)
Venue: Knott Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Long Island J Olasewere 19.1 J Olasewere 8.4 J Brickman 8.5
Mount St. Mary's R Whack 13.2 S Prescott 3.6 J Castellanos 3.5

Long Island visits Knott Arena on Thursday to take on Mount St. Mary's. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST. The Blackbirds beat the Mountaineers 86-72 on Jan. 12 and are 7-2 against them over the last four years.

Long Island is in first place in the conference, Mount St. Mary's is in seventh place. Long Island is rolling, currently on a four-game winning streak.

In a 92-67 dismantling of Fairleigh Dickinson on Feb. 16, Jamal Olasewere put up 18 points and 7 rebounds for the Blackbirds. He leads the team in points with 19.1 per game, rebounds with 8.4 per game, and steals with 1.5 per game. In an 89-80 victory over Central Connecticut State on Feb. 16, Julian Norfleet put up 21 points and 7 rebounds for the Mountaineers. He is averaging 10 points per game in addition to a team-best 0.4 blocks per game.

Mount St. Mary's StatSmack

  • Jason Brickman is ranked 1st nationally in assists.
  • Brandon Thompson is ranked 10th in the NEC in three-pointers.
  • Long Island players are more experienced than Mount St. Mary's players (17,484 minutes played vs. 13,914 minutes played).
  • Long Island attacks the glass, with more rebounds (35.4 per game vs. 27.3 per game) than Mount St. Mary's this season.
  • Boom! Long Island crushed Mount St. Mary's by 14 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
  • A for effort, but Long Island has emerged victorious against Mount St. Mary's the last six times they've played.
  • The Long Island rebounding leader (Jamal Olasewere, 201 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Mount St. Mary's rebounding leader (Sam Prescott, 90 rebounds).
  • Long Island has an average margin of victory of 9 over Mount St. Mary's in 25 wins since 1988.
  • The Long Island assist leader (Jason Brickman, 220 assists) has more assists than the Mount St. Mary's assist leader (Julian Norfleet, 74 assists).
  • The Long Island scoring leader (Jamal Olasewere, 459 points) has more points than the Mount St. Mary's scoring leader (Rashad Whack, 331 points).
  • Long Island has more wins over the last 5 years than Mount St. Mary's (112 vs. 85).
LIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jamal Olasewere 30 19 8 1 2 1 3
C+ Julian Boyd 29 19 6 1 1 1 1
C C.J. Garner 34 14 4 3 1 0 2
C Jason Brickman 37 10 3 8 1 0 4
C- B. Thompson 28 9 3 1 1 0 1
D+ E.J. Reed 19 7 4 0 0 1 1
D Booker Hucks 12 6 2 0 0 1 1
D Kenny Onyechi 12 4 2 0 0 1 1
D Gerrell Martin 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Troy Joseph 11 3 2 0 0 0 0
D- D.J. Griggs 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Khalil Murphy 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
MOUNT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Rashad Whack 29 13 3 1 2 0 2
C Julian Norfleet 31 10 2 3 1 0 1
C Sam Prescott 25 11 4 1 1 0 1
C S. Wiggins 24 8 2 2 1 0 1
D+ J. Castellanos 23 5 1 4 1 0 2
D+ K. Krajina 17 6 3 0 1 0 1
D Kelvin Parker 15 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Taylor Danaher 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Xavier Owens 15 4 2 0 1 0 1
D Raven Barber 15 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Gregory Graves 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Aaron Brown 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Oliver Brown 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Aaron DeVan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F C. Crockett 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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