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Mount set for defense

Mount set for defense

Mount St. Mary's coach Jamion Christian says mid-major teams are defined by what they do in the postseason. Using that definition, his Mountaineers were a tremendous success in his first two seasons, reaching the Northeast Conference tournament title game in 2013 and then winning the NEC tourney last season. The Mountaineers, who open another postseason run tonight at 7 with a home NEC quarterfinal game against St. Francis (Pa.), are 5-1 in the NEC tournament under Christian. So what's the secret? What does Christian do at this time of year to get his team playing its best basketball? "We just keep everything the same," Christian said. "Our focus all year...

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