8:30 PM ET, March 11, 2009
Charles L. Sewall Center, Coraopolis, PA
Robert Morris wins NEC title, NCAA tourney bid with jumper in final seconds
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. -- With the clock winding down, Robert Morris rushed to take a potential winning shot. Top scorer Jeremy Chappell got the ball, only to have it knocked out of his hands and directly to teammate Dallas Green.Coach Mike Rice's only thought: Oh, no, not him.
• The Colonials are headed to the Big Dance for the first time since 1992 and will be making the sixth NCAA tournament appearance in school history.
• Robert Morris now owns six Northeast Conference titles, the most of any team in the league.
• Dallas Green broke a 46-46 tie on a jumper with 2.5 seconds left, his only field goal of the game (he finished with 3 points).
• Robert Morris has won five straight games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-46 (.391)||18-53 (.340)|
|3P Made-Attempted||1-12 (.083)||4-14 (.286)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-13 (.692)||8-11 (.727)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (1/0)||18 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
Northeast Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|Mount St. Mary's||12-6||19-13|
|Central Connecticut State||8-10||13-17|
|St. Francis (NY)||7-11||10-20|
|St. Francis (PA)||3-15||6-23|
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