Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Colonials Ease Way to Ninth Nec Win Rout of St. Francis Keeps Rmu in First

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Colonials Ease Way to Ninth Nec Win Rout of St. Francis Keeps Rmu in First

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Lucky Jones needed just three minutes to score the first 11 points for Robert Morris, which jumped out early in a wire-to-wire, 72-50 win against St. Francis Saturday at Peter Aquilone Court in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jones stole the ball and scored on a jump shot barely 30 seconds into the game, and then banged down three consecutive 3-pointers to put the Colonials ahead, 11-4. He finished with 18 points and made two of Robert Morris' eight steals.

The eight steals and two blocked shots help the Colonials (14- 11, 9-1 Northeast Conference) harry the Terriers (15-10, 6-4) into 14 turnovers and just 34 percent shooting. Jalen Cannon and Aleksandar Isailovic led the Terriers with 10 points each.

Robert Morris hit 50 percent from the field and a sparkling 8 of 10 from 3-point range with Jones making four and Karvel Anderson three.

Anderson scored all of his 13 points after halftime and Stephan Hawkins added 11 to help keep the Colonials atop the NEC standings.

OTHER MEN'S GAME

* Kansas 83, West Virginia 69: Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points, Wayne Selden added 17 and No. 8 Kansas survived a foul-fest to beat the Mountaineers and pad its lead in the Big 12 standings. Reserve Tarik Black added 11 points for the host Jayhawks (18-5, 9-1 Big 12), who honored the 40th anniversary of their 1974 Final Four team by fending off West Virginia (14-10, 6-5) to take a two-game lead on surprising Texas in the conference race. Juwan Staten scored 22 points and Eron Harris had 17 for the Mountaineers, who dealt with foul trouble nearly the entire game. At one point, the Mountaineers had five players with four fouls apiece, and Brandon Watkins and Devin Williams eventually fouled out.

WOMEN'S GAMES

* West Virginia 84, Kansas 44: Bria Holmes had a career-high 31 points and Taylor Palmer surpassed 1,000 for her career as the No. …

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