7:00 PM ET, March 10, 2010
TD Bank Sports Center, Hamden, Connecticut
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Robert Morris coach Mike Rice preaches to his team that defense wins.On Wednesday night, the Colonials locked down their second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament.Dallas Green deflected a potential game-winning shot then sank two free throws with 7 seconds left as Robert Morris beat Quinnipiac 52-50 for the Northeast Conference championship, the Colonials seventh title and second straight.
• The Colonials captured their league-record seventh NEC Tournament championship.
• For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Colonials had to play a conference championship game on the road, where they were 0-2 in the team's history entering Wednesday night.
• Karon Abraham led the Colonials with 16 points, his seventh straight game in double-figures.
• For the Bobcats, this was just the second time in the NEC championship game, one which they've never won.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-48 (.417)||16-46 (.348)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-15 (.333)||3-13 (.231)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-17 (.412)||15-20 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|