Robert Morris wins the Northeast Conference Tournament for the second straight season, edging house-favorite Quinnipiac 52-50, setting the college basketball world ablaze.
Forward Dallas Green, he's from Indy, blocked a game-winning 3-point attempt from Quinnipiac's James Feldeine, then hit two free throws to seal another trip to the dance for the Pittsburgh based Colonials. Both teams entered the game 15-3 in conference play, though Quinnipiac won the regular season matchup, and with it, the regular season title.
This is the first home loss of the season for Quinnipiac, who played like the weight of the world draped their shoulders, and in many ways, it did. They had a chance to earn their first ever bid to the dance while shattering an important alphabetic ceiling. You see, no school beginning with the letter 'Q' has ever made the tournament, and since Quinnipiac is the lone DI Q, you can understand the tremendous pressure hoisted upon them. I suppose next year when EVERY TEAM GETS A TROPHY!!! and there are 96 spots to fill maybe the No-east will get 2 bids and we'll all be so thankful that another team from the Northeast gets an opportunity to win a national championship.
A 15-16 seed for the Northeast Champs, Robert Morris Colonials.