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.
The Big East has joined the ACC, Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association in forming a men's basketball officiating alliance.
Nebraska guard Andrew White, who averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season, will transfer from the program and is eligible immediately. What else is on Dickie V's mind this week?
The Cavaliers bring in a top-10 class of four incoming freshmen, so the Class of 2017 will be a small one. Coach Tony Bennett is aiming high.