Duquesne narrowed a 10-point deficit to 3 with five seconds left, but ultimately fell to Robert Morris 67-63. Karvel Anderson had 17 points for Colonials while Dominique McKoy led the Dukes with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Robert Morris guard Karvel Anderson hit five 3-pointers, including two in the final 4:41, to propel the Colonials to the win at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
After a disappointing loss in the semifinals in last year’s Northeast Conference Tournament resulted in one of greatest wins in program history—the Colonials opening round defeat of Kentucky in the NIT—Robert Morris is looking to make another journey back into the NCAA Tournament.
Under Andrew Toole, the youngest coach in Division I at 32, the Colonials limited opponents to 0.99 points per possession last year, good enough to rank first in the conference.
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Neil Walker’s contract expires after the 2016 season. The Pirates second baseman is due for a big raise in arbitration this offseason—likely to $10 million—and signing him to a long-term extension will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $12-$15 million annually.
And then there was one. Fall 2015 marked the first chapter for Armstrong High School. The new school is the merger of Ford City and Kittanning high schools, which were only five miles away from each other.