James Johnson scored the last eight points for Quinnipiac including a layup at the buzzer as the Bobcats rallied to beat the Mount 77-75.
The Mount held as big as a ten-point lead in the second half, but saw that dwindle away. The Bobcats led 69-67 before the Mount scored six straight to forge ahead 73-69 with just under 2 minutes to play.
Johnson then buried a three as the shot clock expired to cut the lead to one, before Shawn Atupem restored the lead to three at the other end with a strong drive. However, Johnson's three tied it with 27 seconds left.
Johnson made a steal with about 5 seconds left drove the length of the floor and scored with .5 seconds to allow the preseason NEC favorites to win their opener. The Mount falls to 1-1 with the disappointing loss.
Lamar Trice led a balanced Mount attack with 17, Julian Norfleet added 16, Atupem had 15 and Danny Thompson had career highs of 12 points and 9 rebounds.
Starting forward Raven Barber missed the game with the flu.
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