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 Pitt Center - West Gym, 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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