Scores

Final

Robert Morris 90

(3-4, 1-0 NEC)

Quinnipiac 85

(4-3, 0-2 NEC)

    4:00 PM ET, December 10, 2005

    1 2 T
    RMU 31 5990
    QUIN 34 5185

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: D. Coleman 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Quinnipiac: V. Akinyanju 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 5 Blk

    Robert Morris 90, Quinnipiac 85

    HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- Derek Coleman scored 26 points and had four assists to lead Robert Morris to a 90-85 win over Quinnipiac on Saturday in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

    The Colonials (3-4, 1-0) rallied from a 10 points down in the second half.

    Coleman made 6 of 9 field goals, including 5 of 6 3-point attempts. Teammate Jeremy Chappell had 20 points, five assists and four of Robert Morris' 13 steals.

    Quinnipiac (4-3, 0-2) committed 26 turnovers.

    Robert Morris trailed 34-31 at halftime and Quinnipiac built a 48-38 lead, but the Colonials used a 10-2 run, sparked by two 3-pointers and an assist from Coleman, to pull within 50-48. Robert Morris took its first lead of the second half 63-51 on two Coleman free throws.

    The Colonials took the lead for good 66-64 on two Chappell free throws. Coleman scored 17 points in the second half.

    Victor Akinyanju led Quinnipiac with a career-high 21 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and three steals. John Winchester had 16 points. He made four 3-pointers, including one with 10.1 seconds left to pull the Bobcats within 88-85. He was fouled but missed the free throw.

    Robert Morris forward A.J. Jackson added 19 points and seven rebounds, despite picking up his fourth foul less than 4 minutes into the second half. He made two free throws with 8.9 seconds left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RMU
    QUIN
    Points 90 85
    FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 29-60 (.483)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 12-30 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-34 (.735) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 29 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 5

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