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LIU-Brooklyn vs Robert Morris

Robert Morris 75, LIU 66


MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Velton Jones scored 23 points and Robert Morris held off Northeast Conference leader LIU 75-66 on Thursday night, snapping the Blackbirds' nine-game winning streak and handing them their first league loss.

Jones also had seven assists, six rebounds and two steals for the Colonials (16-6, 7-2), who have won a season-high four in a row.

Robert Morris never trailed and the only tie was at 3-3. The Colonials led 34-26 at halftime after hitting 4 of 13 3-pointers compared to the Blackbirds' 0 of 8.

With Robert Morris leading 64-49 with 6:11 remaining, LIU (14-7, 8-1) went on a 10-0 run, C.J. Garner and Julian Boyd scoring four points apiece to cut the deficit to 64-59 with 2:36 left.

Lijah Thompson answered with a three-point play for the Colonials, who maintained a six-point cushion from there.

Boyd led LIU with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Jamal Olasewere scored 18.

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LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds
J. Boyd, F358-117-8120525
J. Olasewere, F286-96-630418
J. Brickman, G353-62-24438
C. Garner, G352-84-43238
M. Culpo, G270-100-00000
B. Thompson221-30-02133
K. Onyechi121-10-02022
A. Mayorga30-00-01000
B. Hucks11-20-02002
K. Joseph10-00-00000
R. Odoch Opong10-00-00000
Totals 22-5019-203572066
Robert Morris Colonials
L. Jones, F314-72-652210
M. McFadden, F282-43-44027
L. Bridges, F120-00-11040
V. Jones, G316-138-1167123
C. Williams, G304-111-231113
L. Thompson243-63-35049
A. Myers223-70-01337
K. Armstrong142-40-04034
B. Herman81-20-00002
Totals 25-5417-2729132075
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
F. Dickinson0-02-2185
St. Fran.-Pa.0-02-3159
Robert Morris0-02-4179
Mt St Marys0-01-3212
Sacred Heart0-01-382
St. Fran.-NY0-00-5200
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