EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Derek Coleman scored 23 points, including 21 in the second half, to lead Robert Morris past Mount St. Mary's 65-60 on Saturday.
A.J. Jackson and Tony Lee had 14 points each for the Colonials (15-7, 7-6 Northeast Conference).Mychal Kearse led the Mountaineers (9-16, 8-6 NEC) with 12 points. Gus Durr had 11 points and nine rebounds. Jeremy Goode scored 11 points, and Kelly Beidler added 10.Despite shooting 35.8 percent for the game and only 26 percent in the second half, the Mount led for much of the game. They led 32-25 at halftime and built a 41-27 lead with 15:40 remaining.That's when Coleman began to dominate. He scored eight points on a 14-2 Colonials run that cut the deficit to two. Robert Morris shot 57 percent in the second half.The Mount widened the lead a bit, making it 56-52 with four minutes remaining. But Coleman wasn't done, hitting a 3-pointer that capped an eight-point run to give the Colonials a 60-56 lead.With 1:14 left, the Mountaineers were down by two and they forced a turnover. But Beidler missed a jumper with 17 seconds to go.On the next play, Coleman was fouled and made two free throws to seal the victory.