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Robert Morris vs St. Francis (Pa.)

Robert Morris 78, St. Francis (Pa.) 74


LORETTO, Pa. (AP) - Mike McFadden and Lucky Jones scored 14 points apiece as Robert Morris overcame an 11-point deficit, then held on to defeat St. Francis (Pa.) 78-74 Wednesday night.

The Colonials (18-8, 9-4 Northeast Conference), who will host the Red Flash on Saturday, trailed 35-24 at the 2:19 mark. St. Francis shot 68.4 percent (13 of 19) from the field in the first half.

Tied at 41, Robert Morris used a 15-4 run to build its own 11-point cushion. The Colonials, who shot 63 percent after the break (17 of 27) still led 70-61 with 4:10 left when St. Francis (5-19, 4-9) made a 9-2 run to get to 72-70 with 1:25 remaining.

Russell Johnson's layup made it 74-70, then Anthony Ervin, who led St. Francis with 20 points, hit two free throws. Velton Jones and Coron Williams made two free throws each in the final 15 seconds to preserve the win.

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Robert Morris Colonials
L. Jones, F276-102-322314
M. McFadden, F255-64-501214
L. Thompson, C161-11-21143
V. Jones, G323-72-52848
C. Williams, G213-74-441113
A. Myers242-70-02516
R. Johnson202-51-26326
L. Bridges173-30-03036
D. Appolon102-20-00225
K. Armstrong81-21-21003
Totals 28-5015-2322232278
St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash
S. Eatherton, F314-62-460210
K. Ritter, F301-41-21933
E. Brown, F183-40-01026
A. Ervin, G364-79-1032420
S. Whyatt, G315-92-355315
O. Jackson220-25-62135
T. Peters204-41-32029
S. Stanley93-30-00006
J. Taylor30-00-00000
Totals 24-3920-2825171974
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Fran.-NY7-213-9184
Robert Morris7-211-10175
St. Fran.-Pa.5-411-9146
Mt St Marys5-49-11167
Sacred Heart3-69-13269
F. Dickinson2-77-13283
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