Robert Morris vs Monmouth

Robert Morris 81, Monmouth (NJ) 73

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - Velton Jones scored 35 points and Robert Morris came back to defeat Monmouth (N.J.) 81-73 in overtime Saturday night after trailing by 15 points in the second half.

Anthony Myers scored five points and Jones three as the Colonials (15-6, 6-2 Northeast Conference) scored the first eight points in overtime.

The Hawks (11-17, 2-6) trailed 33-29 at halftime but began the second half with a 19-1 run that included three 3-pointers by Jesse Steele and two by Dion Nesmith. They led 53-38 with 12:20 left.

Three consecutive 3-pointers by Myers began a 15-2 Robert Morris run that ended in a 61-61 tie. Myers finished with 16 points, making all five of his shots.

Nesmith scored 22 to lead Monmouth, making 8 of 9, including 6 of 7 on 3-pointers. Steele scored 15.

Jones scored his 1,000th career point on a 3-pointer midway through the first half and now has 1,024.

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Robert Morris Colonials
M. McFadden, F343-44-640110
L. Bridges, F231-11-26033
L. Jones, G372-72-314127
V. Jones, G3710-209-1416435
C. Williams, G302-102-22227
A. Myers305-52-203416
L. Thompson170-33-43243
B. Herman160-30-12110
D. Appolon10-00-00000
Totals 23-5323-3439152181
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P. Wait, C196-70-140012
J. Steele, G425-162-216215
A. Tillotson, G292-30-02254
D. Nesmith, G248-90-013522
M. Myers Keitt281-80-01202
M. Ware211-20-36152
W. Campbell171-30-01012
A. Nicholas153-91-26027
M. DiLeo10-20-23010
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Bryant5-138-23320
CCSU3-154-25351
 
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