Scores

Final

Mount St Mary's 78

(11-19, 9-9 NEC)

Robert Morris 61

(17-11, 9-9 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 1, 2007

    Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    MSM 36 4278
    RMU 32 2961

    Top Performers

    Mt. St. Mary's: M. Kearse 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Robert Morris: A. Jackson 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Mount St. Mary's 78, Robert Morris 61

    Associated Press

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) -- Mychal Kearse had 19 points and eight rebounds and Mount St. Mary's defeated Robert Morris 78-61 in the first round of the Northeast Conference tournament on Thursday night.

    Jeremy Goode added 13 points and Chris Vann and Gus Durr 12 each for the fifth-seeded Mountaineers (11-19), who advance to play at top-seeded Central Connecticut State in Sunday's semifinals.

    A.J. Jackson led the Colonials (17-11) with 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

    It was the largest margin of defeat this season for fourth-seeded Robert Morris, which didn't lose a regular-season game at home by more than five points.

    Mount St. Mary's shot 53 percent from the field; the Colonials shot only 36 percent.

    Robert Morris shot 3-for-22 from 3-point range, including 1-for-15 in the second half.

    The Colonials scored 13 of the first 19 points, but the Mountaineers scored the next nine to take a lead. Mount St. Mary's never trailed the final 27 minutes.

    It was the sixth meeting between the teams in the last two seasons, and the first that was decided by more than five points. The teams met last season in the NEC quarterfinals, a game won 67-66 by Robert Morris.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSM
    RMU
    Points 78 61
    FG Made-Attempted 29-55 (.527) 21-59 (.356)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 3-22 (.136)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-26 (.654) 16-20 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 6

    2006-07 Season

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