Scores

Final

Robert Morris 71

(24-9, 13-5 NEC)

Wagner 64

(25-6, 15-3 NEC)

    12:00 PM ET, March 4, 2012

    Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, New York

    1 2 T
    RMU 29 4271
    WAG 31 3364

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: V. Jones 25 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast

    Wagner: L. Rivers 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Robert Morris 71, Wagner 64

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Velton Jones scored 25 points, including going 14 of 16 from the foul line, to lead Robert Morris over Wagner 71-64 on Sunday in the Northeast Conference tournament's semifinal round.

    The third-seeded Colonials (24-9) advanced to the NEC finals on Wednesday night, and will be trying for what would be a league-best eighth NEC tournament championship.

    Russell Johnson added 12 points and Coron Williams 11 for the Colonials, who avenged a loss at Wagner on Feb. 2 in the only meeting of the regular season between the teams.

    Robert Morris was down 31-29 at the half, but Jones started the second-half scoring with two free throws and Johnson chipped in a jumper to spark an 11-1 Colonials run to put them up for good. They outscored the Seahawks 42-33 in the second half to seal it.

    Latif Rivers had 18 points to pace second-seeded Wagner (25-6).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RMU
    WAG
    Points 71 64
    FG Made-Attempted 18-56 (.321) 16-46 (.348)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 30-40 (.750) 27-40 (.675)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 29 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 8

    2011-12 Season

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