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Robert Morris grinds down Central Connecticut St, wins 72-60


NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut — Lucky Jones scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out four assists to lead Robert Morris to a 72-60 victory over Central Connecticut State on Saturday afternoon.

Elijah Minnie had 13 points on a perfect 5 of 5 shooting from the field for Robert Morris (7-9, 3-1 Northeastern Conference). Rodney Prior added 11 points and five boards for the Colonials.

Robert Morris was propelled much of the afternoon by its offensive effort, shooting 52.8 percent from the field and 37.5 percent (6 of 16) from 3-point range. The Colonials also had 15 total assists and limited themselves to just eight turnovers.

Robert Morris led 33-27 at the break, and scored the first seven of the second half to open a double digit lead. They kept the Blue Devils at arm's length the rest of the day.

Faronte Drakeford scored 18 points to lead Central Connecticut St (2-15, 0-4).

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