HAMDEN, Conn. -- Justin Rutty scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Quinnipiac over Mount St. Mary's (Md.) 78-59 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference tournament.
The Bobcats (22-8) outrebounded Mount St. Mary's 43-24, leading to an advantage in second-chance points, 26-5, and points in the paint, 48-20.
No. 2 Quinnipiac will host No. 3 Robert Morris in the tournament semifinals on Sunday -- a rematch of the 2010 NEC tournament championship game.
The Mountaineers (11-21) led 19-13 with 11:04 left in the first half. Quinnipiac then outscored them 12-1 to go up 25-20 on Lance Brown's jumper with 7:19 left until halftime. The Bobcats led the rest of the way.
Shawn Atupem led Mount St. Mary's with 20 points.