Scores

Final

Monmouth 67

(8-10, 4-2 NEC)

Robert Morris 78

(10-8, 5-1 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2010

    Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    MONM 33 3467
    RMU 31 4778

    Top Performers

    Monmouth: T. Taylor 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast

    Robert Morris: K. Abraham 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Robert Morris 78, Monmouth, N.J. 67

    Associated Press

    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Karon Abraham scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and Robert Morris pulled away to defeat Monmouth (N.J.) 78-67 on Saturday night.

    The Colonials (10-8, 5-1 Northeast Conference) shot 61.9 percent (13-for-21) in the second half to 31.4 percent (11-for-35) for the Hawks (8-10, 4-2), who led 33-31 at halftime.

    Monmouth took a 16-9 lead, getting nine points from Ed Waite, before Robert Morris rallied, starting with two jumpers and a dunk by Russell Johnson. From that point, there were four lead changes and three ties before halftime.

    Abraham scored nine points in the first 5:21 of the second half, when Robert Morris took a 48-38 lead, and the Colonials led by at least seven the rest of the way.

    Mezie Nwigwe had 14 points and eight rebounds for Robert Morris.

    Travis Taylor led Monmouth with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Waite finished with 13 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MONM
    RMU
    Points 67 78
    FG Made-Attempted 22-61 (.361) 27-47 (.574)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-22 (.227) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-20 (.900) 20-32 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 15

    2009-10 Season

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