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Josh Williams Splashes 20 as RMU Starts NEC Play with Win over Central Connecticut

Josh Williams Splashes 20 as RMU Starts NEC Play with Win over Central Connecticut

Josh Williams scored 20 points to lead Robert Morris to an 89-78 win over Central Connecticut State to open Northeast Conference play on Thursday.

Williams was a hyper-efficient 8 of 12 from the floor and 4 of 6 from 3-point range for his 20 points, the third time this season he scored 20 or more. Williams also added four rebounds, four assists and a steal.

Jon Williams added 17 points, 15 of which were from beyond the arc, as he went 5 of 7 from long range. As a team, the Colonials shot 14 of 30 for 46.7% from down town.

At forward, A.J. Bramah came off the bench, but quickly supplanted starters Yannis Mendy and Charles Bain to grab his third double-double of the season with 14 points and a team-high 14 rebounds.

The Colonials led by just three midway through the first half, but extended that lead to the 10 at the period break and then cruised through a drama-free second half.

Next, Robert Morris will hit the road and travel to North Andover, Massachusetts to play new conference foe Merrimack on Saturday. That game has a 4 p.m. tipoff.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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