(WVUE) - UNO jumped out to an early lead over fellow 16-seed Mount Saint Mary's but fell behind and trailed most of the rest of the game before ultimately falling short, 67-66.
The Mount held a 67-66 advantage with 34.2 seconds left and a full 30-second shot clock at their disposal and were allowed to run the clock down before a missed shot gave the Privateers a rebound and timeout with under three seconds left. The inbound pass was intercepted to ice the game.
Mark Slessinger's team was led by senior guard Nate Frye's 18 points while Erik Thomas' 12 all came in the first half. Travin Thibodeaux chipped in 11 points but his night ended early after confronting guard Christavious Gill in the closing minutes of the game. The heated exchange was eventually broken up by Slessinger and his assistants.
Mount Saint Mary's advances to face #1 seed and defending champion Villanova Thursday in Buffalo, NY while UNO's run comes to an end in Dayton, OH.