Saturday, March 9, 2013

RMU upset by Mount St. Mary's

Boy was I wrong.

Robert Morris was upset at home by Mount St. Mary's by a score of 69-60. You catch the box score here. The Colonials tried to make a run at it late but fell short in a game pretty much dominated by the Mountaineers. Robert Morris started off the game well but Mount snagged a lead by the under eight media TO and didn't look back after that. Rashad Whack lead all scorers with 26.

There are a few considerable numbers that stand out from this game. Velton Jones had the worst game I've ever seen him play in a 2-17 shooting night and turned the ball over four times. RMU is a team that lives by the three and when that happens, sometimes you fall on your sword. RMU shot 5-19 from three (26.3 percent).

The only word to describe this game is devastating, really. How can you not feel awful? Sure, this team went through their bumps, but it's hard not to feel like they were the best team in the NEC this year. I tip my hat to the Mount, who just seemed to always have an answer, but it's going to be tough to watch Tuesday's championship game.

Robert Morris will get a chance to play in the NIT. It'll be disappointing, but fun to watch the guys try and pull of some upsets and reach Madison Square Garden.

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