Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers men's basketball

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Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers
2016–17 Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers men's basketball team
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University Mount St. Mary's University
Conference NEC
Location Emmitsburg, MD
Head coach Jamion Christian
Arena Knott Arena
(Capacity: 3,121)
Nickname Mountaineers
Colors Blue and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament champions
1962*
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1981*
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1957*, 1961*, 1962*, 1981*, 1985*
NCAA Tournament appearances
1957*, 1961*, 1962*, 1963*, 1967*, 1969*, 1970*, 1979*, 1980*, 1981*, 1982*, 1985*, 1995, 1999, 2008, 2014, 2017
Conference tournament champions
1944, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1986, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2008, 2014, 2017
Conference regular season champions
1996, 2017

*= At the Division II level

The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers men's basketball team represents Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, United States. As of 2017, the team is coached by Jamion Christian, competes in the Northeast Conference, and plays home games at Knott Arena. The team has played in four NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournaments, and will play again in 2017, having won their fifth Northeast Conference (NEC) Tournament Championship. They were NCAA Division II National Champions in 1962 and NCAA Division II runner-up in 1981. Mount Saint Mary's basketball program is likely best known for the career of legendary head coach Jim Phelan, who coached at Mount St. Mary's for 49 years, compiling 830 wins in 1,354 games. He was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Mount St. Mary's player Gregory Graves takes a shot during a game against LIU Brooklyn at Knott Arena on January 2, 2016.

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Division I Tournament results[edit]

The Mountaineers have played five previous NCAA Division I Tournaments. Their combined record is 2–5.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1995 #16 First Round #1 Kentucky L 67–113
1999 #16 First Round #1 Michigan State L 53–76
2008 #16 Opening Round
First Round
#16 Coppin State
#1 North Carolina
W 69–60
L 74–113
2014 #16 First Four #16 Albany L 64–71
2017 #16 First Four
First Round
#16 New Orleans
#1 Villanova
W 67–66
L 56–76

NCAA Division II Tournament results[edit]

The Mountaineers have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament 12 times. Their combined record is 23–15.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1957 First Round
Second Round
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
CCNY
North Carolina Central
Rider
Kentucky Wesleyan
Cal State Los Angeles
W 93–84
W 106–88
W 86–66
L 81–99
W 82–72
1961 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Virginia Union
Albright
Austin Peay
Wittenberg
South Dakota State
W 83–80
W 82–76
W 96–78
L 49–65
L 76–77
1962 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Albright
Hofstra
Wittenberg
Southern Illinois
Sacramento State
W 67–64 OT
W 66–54
W 43–39
W 58–57
W 58–57 OT
1963 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Bloomsburg
Philadelphia
L 61–76
L 48–54
1967 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Akron
Baldwin-Wallace
L 72–98
L 82–106
1969 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Norfolk State
Oglethorpe
W 95–80
L 56–74
1970 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Stetson
Old Dominion
L 77–78
L 90–93
1979 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
UMBC
Roanoke
L 74–79
W 93–89
1980 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Virginia Union
Benedict
L 70–72
W 84–82
1981 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
Cheyney
Elizabeth City State
Northern Michigan
Green Bay
Florida Southern
W 81–75
W 78–76
W 88–74
W 76–60
L 68–73
1982 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Virginia State
UDC
W 90–86
L 66–67
1985 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
Randolph-Macon
Winston-Salem State
C.W. Post
South Dakota State
W 62–52 3OT
W 63–56
W 69–67
L 71–78

NIT results[edit]

The Mountaineers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1996 First Round Illinois State L 49–73

CIT results[edit]

The Mountaineers have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2009 First Round James Madison L 58–69

Mountaineers in professional basketball[edit]

The following Mountaineer players have played in the NBA:

The following Mountaineer players have played in other professional leagues:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MSMU Graphic Standards (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-23. 

External links[edit]