Emmitsburg, Md. (March 1, 2011)--Mount St. Mary's junior guard Lamar Trice (Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Charter) has been named the Northeast Conference's Most Improved Player.
Trice, who leads the Mount in scoring at 13.5 points per game, has scored in double figures in 23 of the Mount's 31 games this season. He has tallied 15 or more points a team-high 16 times while leading the team in scoring on 16 occasions as well.
Trice has improved his scoring average by 11.6 points from last season, an increase of 611 percent. The 5-11 guard averaged 1.9 points per game for the Mountaineers in 2009-10.
Trice has been even better in NEC play, averaging 14.7 points per game after averaging 0.9 points in 16 NEC contests a year ago. Trice, who is averaging 20.5 points over the past two games, also leads the Mount in assists (91), three-point field goals (61) and steals (31).
Mount St. Mary's travels to Quinnipiac on Thursday for a Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinal matchup. The Mount is the seventh seed while Quinnipiac is seeded second. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.