MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) AJ Bramah scored 18 points and led five Robert Morris players in double figures as the No. 1-seeded Colonials beat fourth-seeded Long Island University 86-66 in the Northeast Conference tournament semifinals on Saturday.
The Colonials will host second-seeded Saint Francis (Pa.) Tuesday in the NEC championship game. Robert Morris is 21-3 with six NEC title wins in ten appearances as the top seed.
Josh Williams added 15 points for the Colonials (19-14), who shot 57% from the floor (28-for-49). Jalen Hawkins chipped in 13, Dante Treacy scored 12 and Jon Williams had 11. Hawkins also had seven rebounds, while Treacy posted eight assists.
Julian Batts scored a season-high 23 points for the Sharks (15-18). Jermaine Jackson Jr. added 19 points. Ty Flowers had 11 points.
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