Robert Morris University hosted the 2012 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) last night at the Charles L. Sewall Center in Moon Twp. The RMU men's basketball team participated in the event at a 7:30 p.m. tip-off and they played the Cleveland State Vikings who are 4-2 on the season and Robert Morris is 3-3 on the season. The Colonials came out strong with a 71-62 victory over the Vikings in the last game of the NIT for RMU.
Robert Morris had the lead at every media timeout of the first half. Mike McFadden supplied 15 points on the night and four rebounds.
McFadden, center, was not the only one who had a successful night. Velton Jones had 15 points, six assists, and one rebound on the night. Sophomore forward, Lucky Jones made seven out of eight free throws and had 13 points, two assists, and eight rebounds.
Robert Morris did not shoot very well at the three-point line last night. Their shooting percentage was 30.8% (4-for-13) from the long range meanwhile the Vikings had a better percentage that was 42.1% (8-for-19). Even though the Colonials did not do too well from the long range, their field goal percentage was 48.9% (22-for-45) and their free-throw percentage was 85.2% (23-for-27). The Vikings shooting percentage was 46.0% (23-for-50) and their free-throw percentage was 72.7% (8-for-11) on the night.
The Robert Morris Colonials will play against Savannah State in Savannah, GA on Monday, November 26th and it will be a 7 p.m. tip-off. They will be at the Sewall Center on Saturday, December 1 for a 7 p.m. tip.