Northeastern grad Nwandu to experience NCAA Tournament


Northeastern High School graduate Khalid Nwandu will represent York County in this year's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Northeastern grad Khalid Nwandu will play in the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday as a member of the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team. The Mountaineers will face New Orleans in a First Four game, with the winner set to face Villanova.

The 6-foot, 3-inch Nwandu, a 2013 grad of Northeastern, is a member of the Mount St. Mary's team, which qualified for this year's NCAA event after winning the Northeast Conference last week.

Nwandu is a four-year member of the Mountaineers, but has seen his most limited action this season. After averaging more than 16 minutes per game and making 34 starts in his first three seasons with the Mount, Nwandu's minutes have dropped to less than eight per game this season and he's only started twice. He's still appeared in every game for the Mountaineers this season, averaging one point per game, 1.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists. For his career, Nwandu is averaging 14.3 minutes per game and 2.7 points per game, highlighted by his sophomore season, when he averaged a career-high 4.7 points per game and 19.1 minutes per game in 2014-15.

Despite his minimal stats, if Nwandu checks into the game, it'll be his 120th game in his college career.

In his career at Northeastern, Nwandu scored 1,295 points.

The Mountaineers (19-15) will face New Orleans (20-11) in Tuesday's First Four game at the University of Dayton at 6:40 p.m. Fans can watch the game on television on TruTV.

The winner of the game will go on to face No. 1 overall seed and reigning national champion Villanova on Thursday in the East Region's round of 64.