Scores

Final

LIU Brooklyn 66

(14-7, 8-1 NEC)

Robert Morris 75

(16-6, 7-2 NEC)

7:00 PM ET, January 26, 2012

Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
LIU 26 4066
RMU 34 4175

Top Performers

LIU Brooklyn: J. Boyd 25 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Robert Morris: V. Jones 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Robert Morris 75, LIU 66

Associated Press

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Velton Jones scored 23 points and Robert Morris held off Northeast Conference leader LIU 75-66 on Thursday night, snapping the Blackbirds' nine-game winning streak and handing them their first league loss.

Jones also had seven assists, six rebounds and two steals for the Colonials (16-6, 7-2), who have won a season-high four in a row.

Robert Morris never trailed and the only tie was at 3-3. The Colonials led 34-26 at halftime after hitting 4 of 13 3-pointers compared to the Blackbirds' 0 of 8.

With Robert Morris leading 64-49 with 6:11 remaining, LIU (14-7, 8-1) went on a 10-0 run, C.J. Garner and Julian Boyd scoring four points apiece to cut the deficit to 64-59 with 2:36 left.

Lijah Thompson answered with a three-point play for the Colonials, who maintained a six-point cushion from there.

Boyd led LIU with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Jamal Olasewere scored 18.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

ESPNNewYork.com 

Team Stat Comparison

 
LIU
RMU
Points 66 75
FG Made-Attempted 22-50 (.440) 25-54 (.463)
3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 8-21 (.381)
FT Made-Attempted 19-20 (.950) 17-27 (.630)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 15

2011-12 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 26, 2012 @RMU 75, LIU 66Recap
Mar 7, 2012 @LIU 90, RMU 73Recap