Jan. 28, 2010
EMMITSBURG, MD - Setting The Scene: The Sacred Heart men's basketball team looks for its third straight win on Thursday when the Pioneers travel to Maryland to take on Mount St. Mary's at 7:30 pm. The Pioneers are coming off an 84-60 win over Bryant on Saturday.
Series: This is the 22nd career meeting between these schools and The Mount holds a 14-7 advantage. The teams split a pair of regular season matchups, but the Mount knocked the Pioneers out of the NEC playoffs.
Scouting the Opponent: The Mount comes into the game 5-14 overall and 2-6 in the Northeast Conference. The Mountaineers are coming off a pair of road losses, the last a 67-58 setback at LIU on Saturday.
Senior guard Jeremy Goode leads three players in double figures in scoring at 14.3 points per game. Jean Cajou is next at 11.1 with a team-high 27 treys, followed by Kelly Beidler at 10.9. Beidler leads the team in rebound at 7.4 per game.
The Mountaineers are shooting just 40 percent from the field, 32 percent from three and 66 percent from the line.
1,000 points, Two Schools: Senior forward Corey Hassan has 1,328 points between his Sacred Heart career and a year spent at Boston University. He scored 332 points his freshman season at BU. To score 1,000 points just at SHU, Hassan needs to score just four more.
Out of the Gate: The 12-7 start this season is the best ever for the Pioneers in Division I. The previous best after 19 games was 10-9 during the 2006-07 season. To find the last time a Pioneer team had 12 or more wins in 19 games, you have to go back to the 1985-86 season when SHU was 15-3, finishing 30-4 and winning the Division II national title.
This Date in SHU Men's Basketball History: On January 28, 1989 the Pioneers took down New Hampshire College 85-59 in the old SHU Box to improve to 10-8 on the season.
Tony Judkins and Todd Williams led the way for the Pioneers with 25 points apiece and Judkins had a game-high 13 rebounds. Sean Williams just missed out on a triple double, finishing with 16 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds.
The Pioneers would finish the season 22-10, losing in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals to North Carolina Central, 58-57, in Springfield, MA.