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Wagner grinds out 53-50 NEC win over Robert Morris behind Aaman’s 22

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Mike Aaman grabbed eight rebounds and scored 22 points, including eight straight in a late run that helped lift Wagner over Robert Morris 53-50 on Saturday.

Staten Island, NY – Redshirt senior forward Mike Aaman (Hazlet, NJ / Raritan / Rhode Island) scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half, which tied his career-high, and senior guard Michael Carey (Nassau, Bahamas/Lamar Consolidated [San Jacinto College] recorded his sixth double-double of the season and 20th of his career with 12 points and 13 rebounds to carry the Wagner men's basketball team to a 53-50 Northeast Conference (NEC) win over Robert Morris this afternoon at the Spiro Sports Center.
The Colonials fall to 6-13 overall, 2-4 in league play.
Wagner took a 23-22 halftime lead in a game that was a hard-fought, halfcourt, defensive-minded dogfight throughout and one that featured eight ties and seven lead changes. The Seahawks held a 38.9 percent to 33.9 percent in shooting and owned an overwhelming 53-29 edge in the rebounding department, including a 13-7 advantage on the offensive glass.
The 6-8 Aaman was 9-of-16 from the floor while adding two blocks and three steals in a spirited 23-minute stint. Carey's 12 points came on 6-of-7 shooting while junior guard Corey Henson (Upper Marlboro, MD / DeMatha Catholi) added nine points, two assists and a steal.
For Robert Morris, the Colonials placed three players in double figures, led by Dachon Burke's 15 points while Matty McConnell and Isaiah Still contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively. McConnell also pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds in recording the double-double for the Colonials.
Wagner held a 24-20 edge in points in the paint and a 16-6 advantage in second-chance points while RMU led in points off turnovers (12-8), fast-break points (9-2) and bench scoring (5-4).
The Colonials are back in action Thursday night when they host Central Connecticut State at the Sewall Center.

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