The game featured a matchup of two players who had scored more than 40 points two nights earlier. Sam Prescott, who had 44 points for the Mountaineers (12-13, 7-7) in an 84-70 win over Bryant, had 18 this time. Kyle Vinales, who scored 42 for the Blue Devils (10-14, 6-7) in their 101-82 loss to Wagner, had 24 in this one.
CCSU led 44-43 early in the second half before Mount St. Mary's ran off the next 11 points, with Whack scoring five and Prescott four.
The Blue Devils got to within 56-52 with 12:40 left, but Shivaughn Wiggins' layup and Prescott's 3-pointer restored a nine-point margin.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.