NEC Championship-St. Francis NY Terriers vs. Robert Morris Colonials - 3/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Robert Morris Colonials (18-14) at St. Francis NY Terriers (23-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Pope Center)
The Line: St. Francis NY Terriers -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St Francis (NY) Terriers host the NEC championship versus the Robert Morris Colonials Tuesday.
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The Robert Morris Colonials dominated Wagner in the quarterfinals with plenty of scoring before letting their defense do the talking in a 66-53 rout of Bryant to reach the NEC championship for their 5th consecutive victory. The Colonials led by five at the break and slowly pulled away behind 40% shooting and 19 turnovers by Bryant. That gave the nearly 45% shooting Colonials eleven more looks and seven more baskets. Kavon Stewart was all over the floor with 19 points, eight assists and seven steals with Rodney Pryor scoring 12 points. Lucky Jones followed with eleven points while Marcquise Reed and Elijah Minnie netted eight points with Minnie snagging nine rebounds.
The top seed St Francis (NY) Terriers might have had some problems putting Long Island away in the conference quarterfinals but they had zero issues in disposing St Francis (PA) in a 62-48 decision. The Terriers led by just three at the halfway point before dominating the final 20 minutes to punch their ticket to the title game. The Red Flash were limited to 30% accuracy which made their own 42% a winner. Jalen Cannon was the go to scorer with a contest high 20 points and eleven rebounds on 9-13 from the floor. Brent Jones added 13 points and eight helpers while Chris Hooper and Glenn Sanabria netted eleven and seven points with Hooper snagging seven boards.
The Colonials are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. win. Robert Morris are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Terriers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. St Francis (NY) is the better team but Robert Morris looks like they won’t go away easy…