Northeast Conference Tournament Recaps|
(Tuesday, March 11th)
Final Score: Mount St. Mary's 88, Robert Morris 71
Moon Township, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mount St. Mary's picked up the
Northeast Conference championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as
the Mountaineers took down Robert Morris 88-71 on Tuesday.
Rashad Whack had 20 points and Julian Norfleet scored 17 for the fourth-seeded
Mountaineers (16-16), who have won four straight. Taylor Danaher and Sam
Prescott added 15 points apiece and Will Miller contributed 11 points off the
"We had a lot of confidence," Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian
said. "There was a calm to these guys, especially after the last two days."
Karvel Anderson poured in a game-high 21 points for the top-seeded Colonials
(21-13) and Lucky Jones and Charles Oliver scored 11 apiece. David
Appolon added 10 points in defeat.
"Mount was the better team tonight," said Robert Morris head coach Andrew
Toole. "I'm disappointed for our team. I wish we would have played better."
Mount St. Mary's took control right from the tip. They led 16-8 with 12:22
left in the first half before a 21-9 tear staked the Mountaineers a 20-point
lead, 37-17, with 6 1/2 left in the half.
Robert Morris trailed 48-32 at the break after trading baskets to close out
the final five minutes of the half.
The Colonials trailed 57-47 with 12:44 left to play in the second half,
however, the Mountaineers slowly stretched their lead to 76-57 with 6 1/2 left
on the clock.
The Mountaineers led by as many as 21 down the wire and never trailed in the
contest to book their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2008.
Robert Morris leads the series all-time 30-27 ... The Mountaineers went 8-
for-18 from beyond the arc, while Robert Morris shot 5-for-16 on its 3-
pointer tries ... Mount St. Mary's made 60.4 percent (32-of-53) from the floor
and the Colonials connected on 45.5 percent (25-of-55) of their shot from the
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