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Robert Morris vs Wagner

Robert Morris 71, Wagner 64

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NEW YORK (AP) - Velton Jones scored 25 points, including going 14 of 16 from the foul line, to lead Robert Morris over Wagner 71-64 on Sunday in the Northeast Conference tournament's semifinal round.

The third-seeded Colonials (24-9) advanced to the NEC finals on Wednesday night, and will be trying for what would be a league-best eighth NEC tournament championship.

Russell Johnson added 12 points and Coron Williams 11 for the Colonials, who avenged a loss at Wagner on Feb. 2 in the only meeting of the regular season between the teams.

Robert Morris was down 31-29 at the half, but Jones started the second-half scoring with two free throws and Johnson chipped in a jumper to spark an 11-1 Colonials run to put them up for good. They outscored the Seahawks 42-33 in the second half to seal it.

Latif Rivers had 18 points to pace second-seeded Wagner (25-6).

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Scoreboard
Robert Morris (24-9) «294271
Wagner (25-6)313364
 
Robert Morris Colonials
R. Johnson, F314-123-481312
M. McFadden, F191-34-64046
L. Bridges, F150-20-03140
V. Jones, G295-1014-1611425
C. Williams, G263-63-442211
L. Jones312-65-79049
L. Thompson192-101-19145
A. Myers171-40-20143
B. Herman130-30-01010
Totals 18-5630-404673071
 32.1%75% 
Wagner Seahawks
J. Williams, F312-67-1160311
N. Folahan, C191-20-25022
L. Rivers, G343-1211-1224418
K. Ortiz, G311-94-54556
T. Murray, G266-110-211515
C. Martin231-32-41035
M. Moody130-02-21052
J. Thompson91-11-22023
M. Burton70-00-01000
O. Parker71-20-00002
Totals 16-4627-4033102964
 34.8%67.5% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Robert Morris14-222-14
Wagner12-419-12
Bryant10-618-14
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Mt St Marys9-716-17
CCSU7-911-19
St. Fran.-Pa.7-910-21
F. Dickinson6-1010-21
LIU-Brooklyn4-129-20
Sacred Heart2-145-26
 
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