CLEVELAND — The Robert Morris men’s basketball team might have reached its lowest point of the young season on Saturday. Their head coach was not shy to highlight that either. In a game that the Colonials led for the first fifteen minutes, things fell apart quickly for RMU, who is now 2-7 this year.
When asked a question about how his team looked down low, an area where they statistically played better than the Vikings, out rebounding them 30-29, Toole was simply not in the mood to pay any compliments.
“I didn’t see a lot that I liked across the entire board unfortunately,” Toole said with a frustrating look on his face.
The follow up question was what needs to change. Toole’s answer started with two words, “A lot.”
Few can blame the 10 year head coach for being upset. His team has a roster that shows signs of notable talent. When clicking on all cylinders, the Colonials do look like a team who can give any opponent trouble. The problem is finding a way to keep things consistent.
“A lot of guys need to evaluate how they are performing,” said Toole. “We have to eveluate if we are giving them the right information and making sure there is the right plan in place. Then we have to go out and try to work that plan; we have to execute a lot better than what we are doing right now.”
The good news for Robert Morris is that the road ahead gets a bit easier than the one they have just traveled. Only one (Central Michigan) of the four remaining opponents on the Colonials schedule in 2019 has a winning record. After that stretch, they will kick off 2020 by taking on a Central Connecticut team who is currently 0-7 this season.