The Maryland Terrapins may get as far as their bench takes them.
Both are No. 16 seeds in the NCAA tournament. Both are making their fourth March Madness appearance. Both earned a spot by coming out of nowhere to win their conference tournament.
Rashad Whack made a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left to give fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s a 72-71 victory over No. 5 seed St. Francis (N.Y.) in the first round of the Northeast Conference tournament on Wednesday night.
Rashad Whack hit 5 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 21 points as Mount St. Mary’s beat Bryant 88-73 on Monday.
Sam Prescott had a season-high 25 points with a big 3-pointer in the final minute to lift Mount St. Mary’s over St. Francis (Pa.) 83-77 on Thursday night.
Sidney Sanders Jr. followed Sunday’s 31 point output against Hofstra with a 32 point burst and Farleigh Dickinson got past Mount St. Mary’s 85-79 in a Northeast Conference opener for both teams on Thursday Night.
Jordan Reed scored 17 points joining three of his teammates in double digits as Binghamton defeated Mount St. Mary’s 74-70 on Wednesday night.
JayVaughn Pinkston scored 21 points and Darrun Hilliard added 18 as Villanova rode a hot-shooting night to a 90-59 win over Mount St. Mary’s Wednesday night.
Maryland’s motivation against West Virginia on Saturday extends beyond the desire to end a run of seven straight losses to the Mountaineers.
Unbeaten after three games for the first time since 2001, Maryland can match its win total of last season with a victory over West Virginia on Saturday in Baltimore.
Rashad Whack scored 19 points and Mount St. Mary’s won its eighth straight game by rallying from an eight-point second-half deficit to defeat Bryant 75-69 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference tournament.
Rashad Whack scored 26 points and Mount St. Mary’s upset LIU Brooklyn 83-71 Thursday night in Northeast Conference play.