Mount Saint Mary’s Stalls in OT Against Pitt

After an exciting victory against big rival Loyola, the Mount headed to Pittsburgh for their game. With the Mount’s recent struggles against Power Five conferences, the outlook of this game was not bright, but would the Mount be ready for this contest?

The first half of the game was rather quiet, but also surprisingly close; 31-24 Pitt. The Mountaineers were led again by Senior Junior Robinson, he scored twenty-four points and had nine assists. At points throughout the game, Junior seemed unstoppable. The Mount faced a fifteen point deficit in the second half, and Junior Robinson put the team on his back. Robinson and the Mount would spark a 25-12 run to cut Pitt’s lead to 69-67, and the half would end with the score 73-73.

The Mount would head into their second straight overtime game, but the result would not be the same. The Mountaineers struggled to get players open and had to settle for poor looks. The Mount was bailed out by Pitt’s inability to convert most of their chances. They were outrebounded 27-43 but were able to cause seventeen turnovers; the game ended with the final score of 78-82 Pitt. The Mountaineers are now 3-6 on the season, and their next matchup is at Lehigh on December 9. This team showed something new tonight, and if they are able to bring the same intensity in this next game, they should be able to come away with a much-needed win.

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