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Robert Morris stumbles late in loss to Youngstown State

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Jones 22 not enough as Colonials fall to 2-5

Youngstown State's inside-outside duo of Bobby Hain and Marcus Keene combined for 48 points and the Penguins pulled away in the last two minutes to beat Robert Morris 89-81.

Youngstown State outscored Robert Morris 14-6 in the final 2:30 to pull out a hard fought win over the Colonials on Tuesday night at the Sewall Center.

It was YSU's first win at Robert Morris since January 2001.

The contest was tied at 75 with 2:34 remaining when YSU's Shawn Amiker knocked down a pair of free throws. From that point, YSU never trailed again en route to the win.

RMU's Stephan Bennett missed a shot from just inside the 3-point line and after a scramble, Youngstown State's Marcus Keene corralled the long rebound.

With 1:41 left, on its next possession, Keene came off a Bobby Hain screen and drained a 3-pointer to push the Penguin lead up to 80-75.

After Lucky Jones missed a long 3-pointer, the Colonials fouled Keene, who hit two free throws to push the lead to 82-75.

A deep 3-pointer by Rodney Pryor pulled RMU within 82-78, but Hain knocked down a pair of free throws with 1:06 left to make the contest 84-78. After Kavon Stewart missed an open layup down the lane, Keene made two free throws with 52.1 seconds left to make the advantage YSU 86-76, putting the game out of reach for RMU.

The Colonials shot 31-of-61 (50.8 percent) from the floor, but just 34.5 percent in the second half.

Jones led the Colonials with 22.

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