Scores

Final

Robert Morris 70

(3-3, 1-0 NEC)

LIU Brooklyn 69

(4-2, 0-1 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 2, 2010

    Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center, Brooklyn, New York

    1 2 T
    RMU 37 3370
    LIU 26 4369

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: V. Jones 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

    LIU Brooklyn: K. Johnson 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast

    Robert Morris 70, Long Island U. 69

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Velton Jones scored 20 points and Robert Morris held off a furious rally to defeat Long Island U. 70-69 in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams on Thursday night.

    The Colonials (3-3), the defending Northeast Conference champs, picked up their first road win when Long Island (4-2) missed three shots in the final 11 seconds.

    C.J. Garner shot an errant jumper, which was rebounded by teammate Jamal Olasewere, who missed with 8 seconds left. He grabbed the rebound but missed another jumper with 1 second left.

    The misses ended Long Island's rally from a 14-point deficit with 13:42 left in the game.

    Coron Williams scored 13, Lijah Thompson had 12 and Charles Yann scored 10 for Robert Morris.

    Olasewere had 15 and Garner scored 13.

    Long Island was 0 for 16 on 3-pointers in the first half, but shot 71.4 percent (5 of 7) from beyond the arc in the second.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RMU
    LIU
    Points 70 69
    FG Made-Attempted 25-55 (.455) 23-56 (.411)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 5-23 (.217)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-10 (1.000) 18-30 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 1

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