Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wagner Bounces Rmu Colonials Can't Overcome 12-0 Run in First Half by No. 1-Seeded Seahawks

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Wagner Bounces Rmu Colonials Can't Overcome 12-0 Run in First Half by No. 1-Seeded Seahawks

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There will be no second season for Robert Morris, no late-season run to a ninth NCAA tournament appearance.

A 12-0 run midway through the first half for No. 1-seeded Wagner took care of that and 39 percent shooting took care of the rest as the Colonials fell to the Seahawks, 75-64, in a Northeast Conference tournament semifinal Saturday in Staten Island, N.Y.

JoJo Cooper scored 20 points with six assists and Romone Saunders added 18 points as Wagner (23-8) advanced to the NEC final Tuesday night against LIU, which defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in the other semifinal, 78-77.

Dachon Burke led Robert Morris (16-17) with 18 points- his 30th game in double figures this season.

Blake Francis added 15 points with three 3-pointers for Wagner, which shot 51 percent from the field to the Colonials' 39 percent. …

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