Under Andy Toole, Robert Morris has consistently been a strong team down the stretch and that trend’s continuing as they beat a Wagner, 67-62, for their fourth straight win.
The Colonials improved to 13-11 and 9-2 in the Northeast Conference. They trail Merrimack (10-10-1) by one game but keep in mind, Merrimack is ineligible for the Northeast Tournament so Robert Morris is currently the top seed.
Like their last game against Central Connecticut, Robert Morris trailed at halftime by three and eventually were down 35-30. However, Andy Toole’s team went on a 19-4 run to go up 49-36. Jon Williams was key during that stretch with three 3-pointers.
A big key tonight was RMU’s defense as they forced 26 turnovers and capitalized on them, out scoring Wagner 27-7, in points off turnovers.
“We knew it was going to be a fight,” said Toole. “They were going to be aggressive and attack. In the second half, we did such a better job of limiting paint touches and open looks. We came out and set the tone in the second half, and I think that really helped us. Any time you can go on the road and get a victory, that’s critical, especially this time of the year.”
Senior guard Josh Williams led Robert Morris in scoring with 13 points while junior guard Jon Williams added 11.
The Colonials road trip continues on Saturday as they travel to Fairfield, Connecticut to take on Sacred Heart (14-10, 7-4). Tip-off is set for 3 PM.