EMMITSBURG -- In 1988, Mount St. Mary's became the last Maryland college to migrate to Division I. In theory, the Mountaineers should have difficulty getting home basketball games, but this year coach Jim Phelan has five non-conference games at the Knott Arena before heading into Northeast Conference play.
The Dec. 15 game against James Madison is courtesy of Jim Kehoe's brief stay as the Mount athletic director. Kehoe, remember, was the athletic director who brought Lefty Driesell to Maryland. Driesell now coaches James Madison.
It didn't hurt that Colgate (Dec. 29) has a freshman guard named Kort Wickenheiser, whose father happens to be the president of Mount St. Mary's.