NCAA Basketball

Robert Morris beats CCSU to stay atop Northeast Conference

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Josh Williams scored 15 points to lead four Colonials in double figures and Robert Morris defeated Central Connecticut 70-59 on Monday to stay atop the Northeast Conference.

The Colonials (10-9, 5-1) have won six of their last seven and concluded a four-game road trip against NEC foes, winning three.

Williams and Matty McConnell, who finished with 12 points, both made three 3-pointers. Charles Bain added 13 points and Malik Petteway 11 with nine rebounds.

Jamir Coleman, a junior college transfer, had his highest-scoring game as a Blue Devil with 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting with nine rebounds. Michael Underwood came off the bench to make four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points.

Robert Morris led most of the game with Williams scoring 11 points and Petteway 10 in the first half for a 36-28 lead. The Colonials went up by 13 in the second half with the Blue Devils (8-11, 2-4) getting within seven, the final time with 2:12 remaining, but no closer.

Updated January 21, 2019

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