I'm looking forward to my first live look at the Mount this season. Albeit a shortened look as I'll have to leave well before the game is over, perhaps before halftime.
This is certainly a game that the Mount can win, and when the schedule makers put this one on the calendar one that you would expect they would win. However, as we've learned ever so cruelly at times, we don't always get what we expect.
The Rattlers enter with a 2-3 record and an identical 1-2 record against the rest of this tournament field. A better win than the Mount posted against Savannah State, but a pair of 20 point losses to the two Ohio outfits.
The Mount continues to be somewhat undermanned. Injuries have cut into the plan. Yet the first year coaching staff continues to find ways to utilize the parts it has inherited.
I'm looking for a big game from Shawn Atupem and for the Mount to somehow grind one out in the end. Let's go with 59-55.