MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Velton Jones scored 20 points and Robert Morris erupted for a huge second-half run in an 89-46 thrashing of Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday night in Northeast Conference play.
The conference-leading Colonials (20-9, 12-4), leading 44-25 at halftime, more than doubled the score in the second half.
Robert Morris exploded for a 40-12 run to lead 84-37 with 5:52 left. It ended with one of Jones' four 3-pointers.
Fairleigh Dickinson (7-22, 2-14) lost its 13th straight game. The Knights were no match for Jones and his teammates. The Colonials' Mike McFadden scored 15 points. Russell Johnson recorded a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double and Karvel Anderson scored 10.
The Knights shot 15 of 52 (28.8 percent) from the field, 3 of 18 on treys. Robert Morris shot 43.8 percent (32 of 73), made 11 3-pointers and out-rebounded FDU 54-24.
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