Scores

Final

Robert Morris 79

(6-10, 1-0 NEC)

Sacred Heart 70

(3-13, 0-1 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 9, 2014

    William H. Pitt Center, Fairfield, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    RMU 40 3979
    SHU 31 3970

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: K. Anderson 36 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Sacred Heart: M. Abdel Latif 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Anderson leads Robert Morris by Sacred Heart 79-70

    Associated Press

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Karvel Anderson scored a career-high 36 points and Robert Morris defeated Sacred Heart 79-70 in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams on Thursday night.

    Sacred Heart (3-13, 0-1) trailed by nine points at halftime before coming within 72-70 after De'von Barnett made 1 of 2 free throws with 2 minutes remaining. Anderson then scored the next five points, including a 3-pointer with 29 seconds remaining, to put Robert Morris up 77-70.

    Robert Morris (6-10, 1-0) shot 53.6 percent from the field, including 10 of 15 from long range. Anderson hit 6 of his 7 3-point attempts.

    Lucky Jones added 17 points for the Colonials. Robert Morris, playing its fourth of five consecutive road contests, snapped a three-game losing streak which included losses to Alabama and No. 6 Oklahoma State.

    Mostafa Abdel Latif led Sacred Heart with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RMU
    SHU
    Points 79 70
    FG Made-Attempted 30-56 (.536) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-10 (.900) 13-17 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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