Scores

Final

Mount St Mary's 69

(18-13, 11-7 NEC)

Robert Morris 60

(23-10, 14-4 NEC)

    2:30 PM ET, March 9, 2013

    Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    MSM 29 4069
    RMU 23 3760

    Top Performers

    Mount St. Mary's: R. Whack 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Robert Morris: A. Myers-Pate 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mount St. Mary's 69, Robert Morris 60

    Associated Press

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. -- Rashad Whack scored 26 points as Mount St. Mary's won its ninth straight game, upending top-seeded Robert Morris 69-60 in the Northeast Conference tournament semifinals Saturday.

    The Mountaineers (18-13), who are headed to their first NEC title game since 2009, last won the championship in 2008.

    Whack was 7-of-10 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Sam Prescott added 15 points and seven rebounds as the Mountaineers shot 44.7 percent (21 of 47).

    The Colonels (23-10) had gone to four straight title games, but their key players struggled Saturday. Velton Jones scored just nine points on 2-of-17 shooting, Coron Williams had just eight points and Russell Johnson and Lucky Jones each fouled out.

    Robert Morris trailed 29-23 at halftime and 56-36 after Kevlin Parker's jumper with 4:56 left. A 15-2 run brought the Colonels within 58-51, but they never got closer than six points.

    Mount St. Mary's Julian Norfleet suffered an ankle injury in the game. He told reporters after that he was unlikely to return for the championship game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSM
    RMU
    Points 69 60
    FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 21-61 (.344)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-25 (.760) 13-17 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 4

    2012-13 Season

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