Mount St. Mary's Men's Basketball Picked Ninth in Annual Northeast Conference Preseason Poll

New York, N.Y. (October 23, 2012)--The Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team has been picked to finish ninth in the annual Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, announced today at the NEC's Social Media Day at the Barclays Center.

Two-time defending champion LIU Brooklyn is the preseason favorite, followed by Robert Morris, Wagner, Quinnipiac, St. Francis (N.Y.), Sacred Heart, Monmouth, Central Conn. St., the Mount, Bryant, Fairleigh Dickinson and Saint Francis (Pa.).

First year head coach Jamion Christian's squad opens the 2012-13 season at Pittsburgh on Friday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m.

2012-13 NEC Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll

1. LIU Brooklyn (9)
2. Robert Morris (3)
3. Wagner
4. Quinnipiac
5. St. Francis (NY)
6. Sacred Heart
7. Monmouth
8. Central Connecticut
9. Mount St. Mary's
10. Bryant
11. Fairleigh Dickinson
12. Saint Francis (PA)