Emmitsburg, Md. (March 16, 2014)—The Northeast Conference Champion Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team was announced as a No. 16 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament and will face another 16 seed, Albany, in the First Round on Tuesday, March 18, at 6:40 p.m. The Mount's First Round game versus the America East Champion will be held in Dayton, Ohio.
Playing in the South Region, a win in the First Round would propel the Mount into a Second Round matchup with No. 1 overall seed Florida on Thursday, March 20, in Orlando, Fla.
This is the Mount's fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament, joining the teams from 1995, 1999 and 2008. The Mountaineers have been a No. 16 seed in each of their four appearances. In 1995, the Mount lost to top-seeded Kentucky in the First Round, and in 1999, the Mount fell to top-seeded Michigan State in the First Round. In 2008, the Mount defeated Coppin State in the Opening Round game before falling to No. 1 seed North Carolina in the First Round.
Mount St. Mary's earned its spot in the NCAA Tournament by defeating Robert Morris, 88-71, in the Northeast Conference Championship game on Tuesday, March 11. The Mountaineers (16-16) were the fourth seed in the NEC Tournament, and rallied to defeat St. Francis Brooklyn in the quarterfinal round before besting second-seeded Wagner on the road in the semifinals.
Tickets will be available through the Mount St. Mary's Ticket Office beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 17. The ticket office phone number is 301-447-5700 and tickets are $60.00.