MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Lucky Jones scored 19 points and Anthony Myers-Pate added 10 as regular-season champion and top seed Robert Morris defeated eighth-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson 60-53 Wednesday night in the first round of the Northeast Conference tournament.
The Colonials (20-12) will be home again for a semifinal matchup against No. 6 seed St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.
Robert Morris prevailed despite a scoreless night from conference player of the year Karvel Anderson, who came into the game averaging 19.6 points per game. He sat out the final 8:37 with the Colonials leading 43-37. The Knights (10-21) didn't get any closer, and trailed by 10 with a minute to go.