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Thomas helps Robert Morris hold off rider 78-75

PITTSBURGH (AP) Koby Thomas scored 20 points, Dachon Burke added 15 and Robert Morris held on to defeat Rider 78-75 in its home opener on Wednesday night.

Thomas had a dunk and then hit two free throws to give the Colonials a 76-70 lead with 45 seconds left. Kea Washington-Ives answered with a layup and Dimencio Vaughn hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left after a RMU miss. After a quick foul, Burke came through at the line and Rider's half-court heave missed the mark.

Robert Morris (5-4) led most of the first half but a 7-1 run allowed the Broncs to tie the game at 44-all at the break.

Riders' momentum carried into the second half, scoring the first seven points and a Jordan Allen 3 produced the Broncs' biggest lead, 54-46 three minutes in. Thomas hit a 3-pointer midway through the second half to kick-start a 14-0 run for a 68-60 Colonial lead. Chris Coalmon followed with a 3-point play, and Thomas contributed two more layups, the last ending the run with 5:59 to go.

Rider again came back, Allen making it 70-68 at 3:27. Thomas scored RMU's next six to get the lead to six.

Allen and Vaughn had 13 apiece for Rider (5-4), which lost its third straight.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Rider 5-4 443175
home team logo Robert Morris 5-4 443478
Team Stats
away team logo Rider 5-4 76.8 PPG 40.4 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo Robert Morris 5-4 69.9 PPG 37 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
23
S. Jordan 12.6 PPG 3.5 RPG 4.4 APG 48.1 FG%
0
J. Williams 14.5 PPG 2.9 RPG 2.4 APG 39.1 FG%
Top Scorers
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0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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