The Robert Morris men’s basketball team started this season with basically a new team from last year. Aside from guard Matty McConnell and Dachon Burke, the Colonials 2018 roster is filled with true freshman, redshirt freshman, transfers and grad transfers.
That led many people to assume this year would be a rebuilding year and some growing pains for Andy Toole.
That’s been anything but the case as this afternoon Robert Morris continued their surprising start with an impressive road win over Central Connecticut, 71-57.
The win improved the Colonials to 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2013-14. They also got their overall record back over .500 (8-7). The two conference wins are important because both of them came on the road.
Pacing the way for Robert Morris was freshman Charles Bain with 18 points. Bain was able to do this coming off the bench and did his damage in only 20 minutes of play. Bain was 7-for-10 from the field, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range.
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Sophomore guard Dachon Burke contributed 16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and a steal.
The Colonials team defense was the difference today was they held Central Connecticut to just 33 percent shooting (16-for-48), including just 28 percent from 3-point range.
Robert Morris returns back home for three games at home, starting Thursday night against St. Francis Brooklyn. Reminder that the game will be played at the A.J. Palumbo Center with a tipoff of 7 PM.