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Mount wins in NEC semis; UMBC advances, 69-62

Fifth-seeded Mount St. Mary's upset top-seeded Robert Morris, 69-60, in the Northeast Conference tournament semifinals Saturday. Junior Rashad Whack scored 26 points to pace the Mount, which advances to the NEC championship game Tuesday night at LIU-Brooklyn. With the Mount leading 35-27 early in the second half, point guard Julian Norfleet went down with an ankle injury with 15 minutes, 22 seconds remaining. However, Mount St. Mary's responded with a 12-2 run to take control of the game. Sam Prescott started the spurt with a 3-pointer and Whack followed with a difficult 3-pointer from the right wing to stretch the margin to 42-29. Prescott then scored on a fast break and made...