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Thoughts on the Unpredictable NEC Tournament Quarterfinal

That was fun. The Northeast Conference quarterfinals were everything the league had hoped they would be: competitive, riveting, and in some cases, shocking. The Battle of Brooklyn didn’t live up to the hype, but the remaining slate of games had plenty of tense moments deep in their second halves. Even Central Connecticut was a Joe Hugley three-pointer away from cutting the Wagner advantage to four points with over a minute remaining. Continue reading

Robert Morris 78, Sacred Heart 67: Colonials Regroup Again

Marcquise Reed is more than holding his own against ACC level competition at Clemson, while Rodney Pryor has been one of the Big East’s best players at Georgetown, but if you expected Andy Toole and Robert Morris to feel sorry for themselves in 2016-17 without them, you probably should have known better.

We’ll never know how much a team with Reed and Pryor would dominate the NEC, but we do know that Robert Morris – as they seem to do every season – will not go away quietly, as the Colonials started NEC play with a 78-67 road win over Sacred Heart Thursday afternoon.

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Robert Morris 73, Sacred Heart 63: No Quit In Toole And Colonials

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Andy Toole didn’t look like a coach whose team was 9-20 Thursday night at the Pitt Center. And he certainly didn’t have the look of someone who was leading his team to their first losing record in more than a decade.

Toole and Robert Morris have a resume second to none in the NEC in the past few seasons. The Colonials have won 20 games in four straight seasons, posted a 65-23 conference record under their current coach, and won a postseason game (two NIT and one NCAA) contest in each of the last three campaigns.

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Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole at the NCAA tournament (photo courtesy: Getty Images)

Robert Morris Learns From Tough NCAA Assignment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Robert Morris was simply no match for Duke Friday evening in the second round of the NCAA tournament, falling 85-56. After a thrilling opening round victory over North Florida in Dayton, the momentum Andy Toole’s squad brought with them wasn’t nearly enough to stay competitive with the Blue Devils. Continue reading

Robert Morris Takes Down High-Flying North Florida

DAYTON, Ohio – How do you come back from a 13-point second half deficit against a red-hot shooting team? Well, first you extend your defense and hope to cool them off, but how about going an entire half without committing a single turnover?

Robert Morris, who entered the NCAA Tournament just 239th nationally in turnover rate (20.1%), had zero, zip, nada turnovers in the second half as they stormed from behind to beat a North Florida team many thought had no business being in a play-in game, 81-77 at UD Arena.

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Robert Morris Faces Tall Dayton Order In North Florida

DAYTON, Ohio – Five years can seem like yesterday or it can be an eternity, depending on your perspective.

For a college athletics program, five years brings a complete roster turnover, and so not a single Robert Morris player that takes the court Wednesday night in Dayton for the program’s first NCAA Tournament game for 2010 was on the floor when the Colonials (19-14) nearly upset Villanova as a No. 15 seed, losing in overtime, in what would have been the biggest win in NEC history.

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