Scores

Final

Robert Morris 78

(18-8, 9-4 NEC)

St Francis (PA) 74

(5-19, 4-9 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2012

    DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    RMU 30 4878
    SFU 35 3974

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: L. Jones 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    St. Francis U: A. Ervin 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Robert Morris 78, St. Francis (Pa.) 74

    Associated Press

    LORETTO, Pa. -- Mike McFadden and Lucky Jones scored 14 points apiece as Robert Morris overcame an 11-point deficit, then held on to defeat St. Francis (Pa.) 78-74 Wednesday night.

    The Colonials (18-8, 9-4 Northeast Conference), who will host the Red Flash on Saturday, trailed 35-24 at the 2:19 mark. St. Francis shot 68.4 percent (13 of 19) from the field in the first half.

    Tied at 41, Robert Morris used a 15-4 run to build its own 11-point cushion. The Colonials, who shot 63 percent after the break (17 of 27) still led 70-61 with 4:10 left when St. Francis (5-19, 4-9) made a 9-2 run to get to 72-70 with 1:25 remaining.

    Russell Johnson's layup made it 74-70, then Anthony Ervin, who led St. Francis with 20 points, hit two free throws. Velton Jones and Coron Williams made two free throws each in the final 15 seconds to preserve the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RMU
    SFU
    Points 78 74
    FG Made-Attempted 28-50 (.560) 24-39 (.615)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 20-28 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 11

    2011-12 Season

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