Monmouth vs Robert Morris

Robert Morris 77, Monmouth (NJ) 65

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MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - Russell Johnson scored 20 points, Lucky Jones hit six 3-pointers to finish with 19 and Robert Morris led wire-to-wire in a 77-65 win over Monmouth (N.J.) on Thursday night to take sole possession of first place in the Northeast Conference.

Jones was 6 of 7 from the field, all from long range. The Colonials (19-9, 11-4), who have won five of their last six, have beaten the Hawks nine straight times, including 70-55 on Jan. 12.

Monmouth, which trailed by 10, got to 53-52 on a three-point play by Tyrone O'Garro with 10:14 remaining, but could not take the lead.

After Robert Morris built a six-point cushion, the Hawks closed to 62-60 with 5:28 left. The Colonials then finished the game with a 15-5 run.

Karvel Anderson added 14 points for Robert Morris. Johnson, with seven rebounds, now has 704 career caroms.

Jesse Steele's 16 points led Monmouth (10-18, 5-10).

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Scoreboard
Monmouth (10-18)343165
Robert Morris (19-9) «393877

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Monmouth Hawks
T. O'Garro, F263-31-15017
E. Waite, F243-63-41119
S. Spinella, G352-58-1013212
J. Steele, G355-124-423016
D. Nesmith, G285-82-220414
C. White121-40-02033
K. Brown111-10-02002
M. Ware100-00-00010
G. Cox80-10-01000
M. DiLeo60-12-20002
J. Palm50-00-00010
Totals 20-4120-232171365
 48.8%87% 
Robert Morris Colonials
R. Johnson, F348-172-371320
L. Jones, F306-71-272319
S. Hawkins, C141-10-01042
A. Myers-Pate, G300-16-66906
C. Williams, G282-53-30229
M. McFadden262-50-02004
K. Anderson235-92-200314
D. Appolon151-20-01233
Totals 25-4714-1624161877
 53.2%87.5% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona5-111-7116
Canisius5-111-8157
Rider4-211-797
Niagara4-211-8177
Manhattan4-29-9223
Quinnipiac3-36-12315
Marist2-34-13316
St. Peters2-48-9233
Monmouth1-45-12171
Fairfield1-56-11228
Siena1-55-14259

Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Robert Morris5-111-8152
Wagner4-211-6167
St. Fran.-Pa.4-210-7154
Mt St Marys4-210-9235
LIU-Brooklyn3-38-11273
St. Fran.-NY3-36-12293
CCSU2-49-10250
Sacred Heart2-47-12327
F. Dickinson2-45-12289
Bryant1-52-17314
 
Other games
CAL 48 Final
ORE 46
DUKE 88 Final
VT 56