Scores

Final

Robert Morris 71

(25-6, 16-2 NEC)

LIU Brooklyn 68

(15-14, 7-11 NEC)

2:00 PM ET, March 1, 2008

Schwartz Athletic Center, Brooklyn, New York

1 2 T
RMU 30 4171
LIU 34 3468

Top Performers

Robert Morris: M. Nwigwe 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

LIU Brooklyn: J. Wisseh 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

Robert Morris 71, Long Island U. 68

Associated Press

EDS: Robert Morris 71, Long Island U. 68.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeremy Chappell and Jimmy Langhurst both scored 14 points and Robert Morris clinched the Northeast Conference regular-season title with a 71-68 victory over Long Island University on Saturday.

Tony Lee added 12 points for the (Colonials 25-6, 16-2), while A.J. Jackson and Mezie Nwigwe both had 11.

Jaytornah Wisseh had 21 points for the Blackbirds (15-14, 7-11) and Eugene Kotorobai had 18.

Nwigwe scored five points as Robert Morris opened the second half with 10-2 run to go up 40-36 with 15:46 to play. Two free throws by Kotorobai gave the Blackbirds their final lead of the game, 47-46 with 11:39 to go.

Chappell's jumper with 4:48 left broke a 55-55 tie and gave the Colonials the lead for good.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RMU
LIU
Points 71 68
FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 18-62 (.290)
3P Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 6-23 (.261)
FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 26-37 (.703)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 4

2007-08 Season

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