Hoops du Jour
Men: Mt. St. Mary’s at SFU
Tipoff: 7 p.m., DeGol Arena, Loretto
Records: Saint Francis- (6-15, 5-12 NEC) Mount St. Mary’s (9-10, 8-7 NEC)
Watch: NEC Front Row (Pat Farabaugh, Tom Fox)
Notables: It is senior night and it will also be the Red Flash’s final game of the regular season. … This is the second time the teams have competed against each other this season. The Mountaineers defeated the Red Flash, 75-57, back on Dec. 8, 2020. Senior Mark Flagg led SFU with 13 points in that game. … Saint Francis is 34-38 in their all-time series with Mount St. Mary’s. The Red Flash are coming off back-to-back defeats against Wagner, last weekend. … Ramiir Dixon-Conover leads the Red Flash in scoring (15.5 ppg), which ranks the senior 10th in the NEC in scoring. … Red Flash senior Dan Henry and senior manager Denzel Mobley will also be honored before the game.
Mirror prediction: Mount St. Mary’s 76, Saint Francis 67
Mirror prediction record: 10-9
— Damian Runk
Panthers, Johnson will part ways
PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel announced the departure of junior guard Xavier Johnson Wednesday.
Johnson will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal immediately.
Johnson was averaging 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in 18 contests (16 starts). He was shooting 42.6 percent (80-of-188) from the field, including 32.1 percent (25-of-78) from 3-point range. Johnson concludes his Pitt career ranked 30th on the all-time scoring list with 1,152 points.