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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
It took just eight years and four jobs for Jamion Christian to get back to where he wanted to be. The first-year Mount St. Mary's men's basketball coach was a three-year captain at the Mount who graduated in 2004 and immediately started his climb up the coaching ladder with stops at Division III Emory & Henry, Bucknell, William & Mary and VCU. But now Christian is back at his alma mater, where he has replaced Robert Burke and is tasked...
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Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
EMMITSBURG - If you like your March Madness stories improbable, this is the team for you. The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers are a rag-tag group of transfers and unsung recruits who, two years ago, watched their previous coach resign midway through an 8-21 season. Their current coach, Jamion Christian, is all of 31 years old with two years experience heading a program. They lost their first five games of the season and stood 3-9 when the calendar turned to 2014. They trailed by eight with less than a minute to go in the opening game of the Northeast Conference tournament.
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By Pete Barrett and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
Mount St. Mary's is in the midst of a five-game road swing, which has highlighted the importance of the Mountaineers earning as many home games as possible in the Northeast Conference tournament. “I think we're right on time to make a good push,” said coach Jamion Christian, whose team plays at Central Connecticut State on Thursday night. “Right now, we're tied for fourth in our league. If the season ended today, we would have one home game. We're still striving to get to the number two spot which would give us two home games in a row, which would be huge for our program.” The Mountaineers ( 10-14 )
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By Pete Barrett and The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
EMMITTSBURG - Julian Norfleet sat in the second row of Knott Auditorium, behind many of his Mount St. Mary's teammates and coach Jamion Christian ready to find out where and who the Mountaineers would play in the NCAA tournament. The senior guard sat back in his seat, with his head tilted to the right side, as cool as the blue Gatorade he was sipping. Just minutes before CBS anchor Greg Gumbel announced the news, Norfleet drew his focus to the huge projection screen at the front of the auditorium.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Many college basketball coaches have some degree of autonomy over their regular-season schedule, and they usually try to use that power to their team's advantage. Jamion Christian took a different approach, having his Mount St. Mary's team open this season with five straight road games. The team has lost its first four, and will try to end the skid with a win at UMES on Wednesday night, but Christian said he does not regret how he arranged the opening portion of the schedule. “I really like to challenge our team early in the year,” the second-year coach said Tuesday night.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
It shouldn't come as a shock that the top three leading scorers for the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team (4-9) are all seniors in the guard trio of Julian Norfleet, Rashad Whack and Sam Prescott. But the Mountaineers' hopes for success this season could center on the maturation of their freshmen and sophomores. Freshman forward Will Miller and freshman shooting guard Byron Ashe rank fourth and fifth in scoring with 6.5 and 6.0 point averages, respectively. Sophomores Taylor Danaher and Gregory Graves have replaced Kristijan Krajina in the starting lineup after the senior center tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee against Bucknell on Nov. 26. And freshman point guard Khalid Nwandu has moved into the starting lineup in the last four games.
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By Mike Frainie and For The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2012
If the Loyola men's basketball team wanted to make its last game before the holiday break a memorable one, the Greyhounds certainly got their wish Saturday night. For Mount St. Mary's, it sure seemed like a night to forget. Loyola, which will now be off for 13 days, used a stifling defense and controlled the boards to defeat the Mountaineers, 79-57, in a non-conference game at Reitz Arena. Robert Olson led the Greyhounds (9-3) with a career-high 22 points, going 9-for-14 from the field, including 3-for-6 from behind the 3-point arc. Kristijan Krajina led the Mount St. Mary's (4-4)
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2013
When it came to picking a college, Chris Manning “didn't see the point in waiting until” his senior year. Especially not after the Randallstown junior landed an offer from Mount St. Mary's. “Really, it was just a great situation for me and my parents,” said Manning, who committed to the Mountaineers last week. “It's only about an hour away from my house. [My family will] be able to come see me play at home games. I've talked to the coaches, and it really just felt like home.” Manning, who plays for Team Sizzle on the AAU circuit, was also heavily recruited by Radford.
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By Matt Bracken, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
Mount St. Mary's certainly looked the part of a rebuilding program as it limped to a 2-6 start in Northeast Conference play this year. Coming off an 8-21 season a year ago, the slow start in NEC play this winter seemed predictable to just about everyone other than first-year coach Jamion Christian, who issued his team a challenge after a 76-68 loss at Robert Morris on Jan. 26. "We set a goal … to be the best [NEC] team the last 10 regular-season games," Christian said Monday.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
When Jimmy Patsos goes to Loyola alumni functions, former basketball players "can't wait" to tell him about their battles against Mount St. Mary's. When Jamion Christian played for the Mountaineers under Jim Phelan, the legendary coach was "always juiced to play" the Greyhounds. Since 1910, Loyola and Mount St. Mary's have played 167 times, with the Mount holding a 96-71 edge. On Saturday at Reitz Arena, Patsos' Greyhounds and Christian's Mountaineers will continue the most-played rivalry in Maryland with game No. 168. Needless to say neither coach should have much trouble motivating his players for Saturday's matchup.
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By Pete Barrett and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
Mount St. Mary's is in the midst of a five-game road swing, which has highlighted the importance of the Mountaineers earning as many home games as possible in the Northeast Conference tournament. “I think we're right on time to make a good push,” said coach Jamion Christian, whose team plays at Central Connecticut State on Thursday night. “Right now, we're tied for fourth in our league. If the season ended today, we would have one home game. We're still striving to get to the number two spot which would give us two home games in a row, which would be huge for our program.” The Mountaineers ( 10-14 )
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
It shouldn't come as a shock that the top three leading scorers for the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team (4-9) are all seniors in the guard trio of Julian Norfleet, Rashad Whack and Sam Prescott. But the Mountaineers' hopes for success this season could center on the maturation of their freshmen and sophomores. Freshman forward Will Miller and freshman shooting guard Byron Ashe rank fourth and fifth in scoring with 6.5 and 6.0 point averages, respectively. Sophomores Taylor Danaher and Gregory Graves have replaced Kristijan Krajina in the starting lineup after the senior center tore an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee against Bucknell on Nov. 26. And freshman point guard Khalid Nwandu has moved into the starting lineup in the last four games.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
After opening the season with five consecutive losses, the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team has won three of its past five games, including Saturday's 70-58 victory over Loyola. The surprising part is that the positive results have occurred without two starters. Senior center Kristijan Krajina has missed the last three games and will sit out the remainder of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Freshman shooting guard Byron Ashe has not played in the past two games after suffering a concussion during practice.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Many college basketball coaches have some degree of autonomy over their regular-season schedule, and they usually try to use that power to their team's advantage. Jamion Christian took a different approach, having his Mount St. Mary's team open this season with five straight road games. The team has lost its first four, and will try to end the skid with a win at UMES on Wednesday night, but Christian said he does not regret how he arranged the opening portion of the schedule. “I really like to challenge our team early in the year,” the second-year coach said Tuesday night.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
Mount St. Mary's was a bit of an unknown heading into the 2012-13 season, but that won't be the case this winter. Fresh off an 18-14 campaign that included a run to the Northeast Conference championship game, Jamion Christian 's second Mount team appears primed for a big year. The Mountaineers return their top five scorers in senior guard Sam Prescott , senior guard Rashad Whack , senior guard Julian Norfleet , sophomore guard Shivaughn Wiggins and senior forward Kristijan Krajina . Junior forward Aaron Brown , sophomore center Taylor Danaher , sophomore forward Gregory Graves and redshirt freshman forward Melvin Gregory also return to the Mount.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2013
When it came to picking a college, Chris Manning “didn't see the point in waiting until” his senior year. Especially not after the Randallstown junior landed an offer from Mount St. Mary's. “Really, it was just a great situation for me and my parents,” said Manning, who committed to the Mountaineers last week. “It's only about an hour away from my house. [My family will] be able to come see me play at home games. I've talked to the coaches, and it really just felt like home.” Manning, who plays for Team Sizzle on the AAU circuit, was also heavily recruited by Radford.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
After opening the season with five consecutive losses, the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team has won three of its past five games, including Saturday's 70-58 victory over Loyola. The surprising part is that the positive results have occurred without two starters. Senior center Kristijan Krajina has missed the last three games and will sit out the remainder of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Freshman shooting guard Byron Ashe has not played in the past two games after suffering a concussion during practice.
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By Matt Bracken, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
Mount St. Mary's certainly looked the part of a rebuilding program as it limped to a 2-6 start in Northeast Conference play this year. Coming off an 8-21 season a year ago, the slow start in NEC play this winter seemed predictable to just about everyone other than first-year coach Jamion Christian, who issued his team a challenge after a 76-68 loss at Robert Morris on Jan. 26. "We set a goal … to be the best [NEC] team the last 10 regular-season games," Christian said Monday.
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