Scores

Final

Robert Morris 81

(7-3, 0-2 NEC)

Canisius 77

(3-7, 0-2 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 20, 2006

    Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York

    1 2 T
    RMU 44 3781
    CAN 42 3577

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: T. Lee 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Canisius: P. Malesa 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Robert Morris 81, Canisius 77

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)-Tony Lee scored 17 points, 13 in the second half, to lead Robert Morris in an 81-77 win over Canisius Wednesday night.

    Leading 44-42 at halftime, Robert Morris (7-3, 0-2 Northeast Conference) opened the second half with a 10-2 run to break the game open.

    Canisius (3-7, 0-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) rallied with a late 9-1 run with less than three minutes to play. Jovan Robinson's 3-pointer cut the Colonials lead to 75-72.

    Robert Morris went 6-6 from the free throw line in the games final 35 seconds, preventing the Golden Griffins from having an offensive possession needing one score to tie.

    Lee went 8-8 from the field, scoring six consecutive field goals for the Colonials.

    A.J. Jackson also scored 17 points, Derek Coleman contributed 14.

    Pawel Malesa led Canisius with 17 points and Darnell Wilson added 16.

    Robert Morris is 4-0 in games decided by five points or less and is off to their best start since the 1989-90.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RMU
    CAN
    Points 81 77
    FG Made-Attempted 30-49 (.612) 29-64 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 8-25 (.320)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 11-17 (.647)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 0

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