Robert Morris Colonials vs. Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/11/14 NEC Championship
Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (15-16) at Robert Morris Colonials (21-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Sewall Center)
The Line: Robert Morris Colonials -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers look to upset Robert Morris in the NEC title game and head to the Big Dance.
Wagner has been cranking out the points in three straight wins that was capped off by a 77-72 upset of second seed Wagner on Saturday. The Mountaineers led by four at the half and wouldn't gie it up behind 50% shooting with the Seahawks held to under 43%. Wagner mustered six more shots but hurt themselves with a 4-13 effort from long range. Rashad Whack carried the scoring load with 21 points and five yanks with Sam Prescott and Julian Norfleet tossing in 16 points each with Norfleet handing out seven helpers followed by a 12 point, seven pull effort from Gregory Graves.
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Robert Morris is always associated with being a major player tn the Northeast and certainly didn' disappoint in 2013-14. The Colonials wrapped up the regular season title with an impressive 16-2 record. RMU has numbers that say they narrowly ouscore the opposition 72-71 but during their 9-1 run to close out the year the defese allowed no more then 70 points. The D came through once again in a 60-57 semifinal win over St Francis (PA) where the Red Flashes were held to 35% which made their own 41% a winning number with a near perfect 21-24 effort at the line closing this out. Karvel Anderson led all scorers with 21 points followed by Lucky Jones with 18 points and seven yanks while David Appolon added nine.
Robert Morris is the better team but it seems Mount St. Mary's found a little spark. They'll need it or risk getting killed...