Scores

Final

Robert Morris 66

(4-6, 1-1 NEC)

Appalachian St 71

(4-4, 1-1 Southern)

    3:00 PM ET, December 18, 2010

    Holmes Convocation Center, Boone, North Carolina

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    RMU 25 4166
    APP 32 3971

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: R. Johnson 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Appalachian State: D. Sims 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Appalachian St. 71, Robert Morris 66

    Associated Press

    BOONE, N.C. -- Donald Sims scored 23 points and Appalachian State held off a late rally, beating Robert Morris 71-66 on Saturday in a matchup of the nation's two youngest coaches.

    The Mountaineers (4-4) built a 59-43 lead on Jeremi Booth's 3-pointer with 6:23 left in the second half. But the Colonials (4-6) didn't go away, outscoring Appalachian State 19-7 over the next 5 minutes to cut the lead to 66-62 on Russell Johnson's 3-pointer.

    Robert Morris trimmed the margin to three on Velton Jones' layup with 33 seconds to play. But the Colonials did not got closer as Appalachian State held off the late charge with Andre Williamson and Omar Carter each hitting a late free throw.

    Carter finished with 14 points, while Williamson and Booth each had 10 for Mountaineers coach Jason Capel, who is 30 years old along with Robert Morris coach Andrew Toole.

    Johnson led Robert Morris with 26 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RMU
    APP
    Points 66 71
    FG Made-Attempted 27-56 (.482) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 3-16 (.188)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 28-40 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 16

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