Here's what you need to know about the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team's "First Four" NCAA tournament game against New Orleans on Tuesday.
Time: 6:40 p.m.
Location: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Records: No. 16 seed Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (19-15) vs. No. 16 seed New Orleans Privateers (20-11)
Line: New Orleans by 1 1/2 (as of Tuesday afternoon)
Team leaders: Points: MSM- Elijah Long (15.4 per game); UNO- Erik Thomas (19.5)
Rebounds: MSM- Chris Wray (5.9); UNO- Thomas (7.8)
Assists: MSM- Long (4.4); UNO- Travin Thibodeaux (3.3)
Game previews: Carroll County Times: "Mount St. Mary's forward Chris Wray takes distinctive free-throw form into NCAA Tournament"
The Frederick News-Post: "Mount St. Mary's: Ready for their NCAA close-up"
The Times-Picayune: " 'Street sweeper' mentality propelled UNO Privateers to NCAA promised land"
What's at stake: It's no surprise that the Northeast Conference champion Mount got a First Four spot; this is the fifth straight year that the league's representative has been sent to Dayton, and no NEC team has ever won a game in the round of 64. New Orleans, meanwhile, is making its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1996.
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