Scores

Final

Monmouth 65

(10-18, 5-10 NEC)

Robert Morris 77

(19-9, 11-4 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 21, 2013

    Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    MONM 34 3165
    RMU 39 3877

    Top Performers

    Monmouth Nj: J. Steele 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Robert Morris: L. Jones 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Robert Morris 77, Monmouth (NJ) 65

    Associated Press

    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Russell Johnson scored 20 points, Lucky Jones hit six 3-pointers to finish with 19 and Robert Morris led wire-to-wire in a 77-65 win over Monmouth (N.J.) on Thursday night to take sole possession of first place in the Northeast Conference.

    Jones was 6 of 7 from the field, all from long range. The Colonials (19-9, 11-4), who have won five of their last six, have beaten the Hawks nine straight times, including 70-55 on Jan. 12.

    Monmouth, which trailed by 10, got to 53-52 on a three-point play by Tyrone O'Garro with 10:14 remaining, but could not take the lead.

    After Robert Morris built a six-point cushion, the Hawks closed to 62-60 with 5:28 left. The Colonials then finished the game with a 15-5 run.

    Karvel Anderson added 14 points for Robert Morris. Johnson, with seven rebounds, now has 704 career caroms.

    Jesse Steele's 16 points led Monmouth (10-18, 5-10).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MONM
    RMU
    Points 65 77
    FG Made-Attempted 20-41 (.488) 25-47 (.532)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 13-24 (.542)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-23 (.870) 14-16 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

    2012-13 Season

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