Long Island won its third straight NEC title with a 91-70 win over the Mount in Brooklyn. The Mount built an early 8-point lead but struggled mightily against the Blackbird zone defense.
CJ Garner continued his masterful play for LIU with a 31-point effort.
The loss snapped a nine game Mount winning streak as the Mounties attempted to be the first NEC team to win an NEC tournament playing all three games on the road.
Unfortunately, the run was stopped one win short of an NCAA tournament berth.
I'm a mix of emotions right now, extremely proud of the season that this group gave us, disappointed that the performance wasn't better tonight, to just flat out sad that there is no game to be thinking about tomorrow.
This Mount team is going to be remembered for awhile. Unfortunately endings don't write themselves.
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