Let's be honest that wasn't what we were expecting.
And for about 22 minutes everything seemed ok. The Mount led 49-40 at Sacred Heart before everything unraveled and the Pioneers went on a 13-0 run and never really looked back in an 80-75 victory in the rematch of last year's NEC championship game.
The Pioneers used good ball movement on offense and some lights out shooting from a variety of shooters to pierce the Mount defense for 44 second half points. Credit them for executing the half-court offense and for making the shots that were presented to them.
The Mount struggled with turnovers offensively and couldn't get the key stops it needed down the stretch despite the inefficiency from the Pioneers at the foul line.
Jeremy Goode had an awful night from the field, making just one field goal early in the game. Jean Cajou led the Mountaineers with 23 points.
The Mount started extremely quickly and scored 31 in the first nine minutes of the game, but never appeared fluid after that. It was a night that wasn't meant to be.
As always, I'll try to give my additional reflections after I have time to digest everything overnight.
The road trip continues on Saturday at Central Connecticut in what many viewed as the more difficult of the two conference road games to start the season. We'll have to wait and see how this team responds.