Rodney Pryor scored 17 points and Robert Morris denied St. Francis, Brooklyn, its first NCAA Tournament bid, beating the Terriers 66-63 in the Northeast Conference tournament championship on Tuesday night.
Karvel Anderson scored 38 points and Lucky Jones added 25 to help the Colonials beat St. John’s 89-79 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
After a long career, one of New York’s bravest has hung up his turnout coat for the last time.
A former Robert Morris player has told school officials former coach Rice used a homophobic slur and threw a basketball at a player “once or twice” during his time at the university.
When Rutgers coach Mike Rice was at Robert Morris, he regularly played 10 players and substituted almost every minute of every game — we expect something similar to occur with his team this season.
In a rematch of last season’s NEC title game thriller, the Blackbirds (25-8) didn’t need overtime to fend off the Colonials (24-10) this year and earn another NCAA berth.
One of the season’s biggest games in the area will be played on Staten Island Thursday night.
Let’s face it, if the three pointer by Indiana’s Christian Watford rimmed out at the buzzer on December 10th against Kentucky, we’d be talking about the possibility of the Wildcats going through the season undefeated.
Just watch Iona’s Scott Machado once and you’ll see the truth.
We’ve identified five names on the mid-major level to keep an eye on when the carousel starts spinning in March.