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
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.
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.
St. Francis Brooklyn had all the sentimental value on their side heading into Tuesday’s NEC final. We don’t have to rehash the curse of never having been to the NCAA Tournament here, you’ve seen it, surely. Continue reading
The NEC finals are officially set! With the #1 and #2 seed advancing into the tournament’s final game, let’s break down the action on the last Saturday of the NEC conference season. Continue reading
Well, that was fun, but only if you’re a Bryant fan! For the first round of the NEC tournament, there was plenty of exciting action and great performances to sift through. Continue reading
In what was originally thought of as an unpredictable conference, the Northeast Conference turned out to be … well, predictable! Continue reading
Your trusty guide, Ryan Peters isn’t here for the final Saturday of the regular season. So I’m going to be taking the reigns as every home team won on Saturday. Continue reading
We all want to think our hard work will pay off in whatever we do, maybe it’s a promotion, maybe it’s just benching more or running a faster 5K. The zero-sum game of team athletics doesn’t always lend itself to linear growth, however. To climb the ladder, you must push someone else down a rung.
Coming off a dreadful 5-26 (2-14 NEC) campaign last season, Sacred Heart said and seemed to do all the right things in the offseason, then finished 6-7 in non-conference play, with most of those seven being extremely competitive. But then the Pioneers started NEC play 1-5 and needed overtime to beat Fairleigh Dickinson at home.