WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Lucky Jones came off the bench and scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Robert Morris past Monmouth 70-55 Saturday night in a Northeast Conference matchup.
Monmouth (6-11, 1-3) shot just 25 percent (7 for 28) in the first half and Robert Morris led at halftime 29-21.
Robert Morris extended its halftime lead early, and took its biggest lead of the game, 51-30, on a free throw by Jones with 9:02 left to play.
Jones helped the Colonials dominate in bench points 34-9.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.