Mount St. Mary’s comes to this game after having beaten St. Francis 71-61 to win the Northeast Conference title about a week ago. It’s the first time in 21 years that Mountaineers took the conference tournament. In the win, Elijah Long scored 24 points while Junior Robinson put in 22. In the Southland Tournament, New Orleans managed a 68-65 OT win over Texas A&M Corpus Christie. In that OT, the Privateers scored eight while Corpus Christie scored five. Tevin Broyles scored 15 for New Orleans in the win, including five in OT.
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In the frontcourt, forward Chris Ray is bringing down 5.9 RPG while hitting 58%. In the paint, center Madow Sallah is tossing in 52% while capturing 5,4 RPG. Together they are averaging 13.2 PPG. This team can hit threes at the rate of 38%, which is six percentage points better than the Privateers.
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Top scorers in the backcourt are Christavious Gill and Nate Frye. Gill is hitting 38% and Frye 44%. Together they’re averaging 22 PPG. New Orleans lacks a major three-point shooter but they’re field goal average is three percentage points better than the Mountaineers and frees are four points better.
Mount St. Mary’s Plays New Orleans March Madness Free Pick
The Privateers are +5 in points, +6 in rebounds and +5 in assists. In our Mount St. Mary’s plays New Orleans March Madness free pick, we feel that the Privateers have an advantage. We’re taking New Orleans at -1.5. The game will be played at Dayton, Ohio with a tipoff at 6:40 p.m. ET.