Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 77

(5-8, 1-1 NEC)

Robert Morris 70

(8-7, 0-2 NEC)

7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2013

Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
CCSU 38 3977
RMU 33 3770

Top Performers

Central Connecticut State: K. Vinales 34 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

Robert Morris: V. Jones 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

CCSU 77, Robert Morris 70

Associated Press

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Kyle Vinales scored 34 points and Central Connecticut State survived a Robert Morris rally for a 77-70 victory Saturday night in Northeast Conference action.

Vinales hit 12 of 22 shots from the floor. He was 4 for 9 on 3-pointers.

Vinales also made 6 of 9 free throws for the Blue Devils (5-8, 1-1), who had a 20-11 edge at the foul line. Two came in the waning seconds when Robert Morris (8-7, 0-2) rallied.

The Colonials, trailing 38-33 at halftime, got within 72-70 on a jumper by Karvel Anderson (15 points) with 54 seconds left. But Matt Hunter (11 points) answered with a jumper with 22 seconds remaining to make it 74-70. After Velton Jones, who led Robert Morris with 22 points, committed a turnover, Vinales made two free throws with 14 seconds remaining.

Anderson missed a 3-pointer with 0:09 left and Malcolm McMillan's free throw ended it.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCSU
RMU
Points 77 70
FG Made-Attempted 25-52 (.481) 25-57 (.439)
3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 9-27 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 20-29 (.690) 11-20 (.550)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 3

2012-13 Season

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» Jan 5, 2013 CCSU 77, @RMU 70Recap
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