Mount St. Mary's vs Robert Morris

Mount St. Mary's 69, Robert Morris 60

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CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) - 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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Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers
R. Barber, F151-34-43036
S. Prescott, G345-103-374315
R. Whack, G297-108-1151226
J. Norfleet, G233-90-02218
S. Wiggins, G231-60-01142
K. Parker262-40-18114
K. Krajina202-40-04014
J. Castellanos130-14-61024
G. Graves120-00-04000
T. Danaher50-00-00010
Totals 21-4719-253691869
 44.7%76% 
Robert Morris Colonials
R. Johnson, F292-72-26156
L. Jones, F294-100-051510
M. McFadden, C282-62-34226
V. Jones, G272-175-84129
C. Williams, G223-62-21038
K. Anderson302-62-24036
A. Myers-Pate236-70-031115
K. Armstrong60-10-01010
D. Appolon30-00-00000
S. Hawkins30-10-00000
Totals 21-6113-173562260
 34.4%76.5% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Robert Morris14-222-14
Wagner12-419-12
Bryant10-618-14
St. Fran.-NY9-718-14
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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UCLA 61 Final
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UTAH 72
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LOU 73
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AF 89
KAN 58 Final
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