DAYTON, Ohio — The Mount finally got The Win.

Jeremy Goode scored 21 points Tuesday night, and Mount St. Mary's got its first NCAA tournament victory, beating Coppin State 69-60 in an opening-round game with two teams that know a lot about losing.

The Mountaineers (19-14) won their last five games to shed their losing record and make the tournament, then got the one victory that's always been well out of reach.


SYRACUSE 87, ROBERT MORRIS 81: At Syracuse, N.Y., freshman forward Donte Greene scored a season-high 27 points, and undermanned Syracuse survived 16 3-pointers by Robert Morris in an 87-81 victory on Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.


HOUSTON 80, NEVADA 79: At Reno, Nev., Robert McKiver scored 22 points and Marcus Cousin made the winning free throw with 26.5 seconds left to lead Houston.

Armon Johnson missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer for Nevada (21-12), which had trailed by as much as 10 points the second half.