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Historic Night For Josh Williams As Robert Morris Wins Home Opener

Historic Night For Josh Williams As Robert Morris Wins Home Opener

Robert Morris guard Josh Williams made NCAA history in the Colonials 2018-19 home opener.

The senior guard tied an NCAA single-game record for three-pointers (15) and set the school record for points in a game (49) as Andy Toole’s squad cruised to a 104-57 win over Mount Aloysius.

Williams finished the night 15-for-25 from 3-point range, which tied an NCAA D-1 record established by Marshall’s Keith Veney in 1996. As far as the new school record, Williams broke the mark of 42 points in a game set by Maurice Carter in 2002 vs. Eastern Michigan.

It was a night of records as the Colonials also set a team record for 3-pointers made in a single game (22). For the game, RMU shot 51.2% from beyond the arc.

Robert Morris Box Score:
Yannis Mendy: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists (19 minutes)
Charles Bain: 5 points, 3 rebounds (17 minutes)
Josh Williams: 49 points, 3 rebounds (31 minutes)
Jon Williams: 6 points, 5 assists (26 minutes)
Matty McConnell: 12 points, 7 assists (27 minutes)
David Cole: 5 points (5 minutes)
Dante Treacy: 3 points, 4 assists (20 minutes)
Malik Petteway: 9 points, 6 rebounds (13 minutes)
Koby Thomas: 4 points, 5 rebounds (17 minutes)
Sayveon McEwen: 4 points (16 minutes)
Chris Coalmon: 3 points (9 minutes)

Next up for Robert Morris (1-2) is a game this Saturday at home against Mississippi Valley State. Tip-off at the North Athletic Complex is at 7 PM.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
Duquesne Men's Basketball

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