District college basketball roundup: Jones' late jumper carries RMU
NEW YORK — Velton Jones made a jumper with 11 seconds left to lift Robert Morris to a 60-57 win over LIU Brooklyn on Saturday.
Karvel Anderson knocked down two free throws to seal the game for the Colonials (15-8, 7-3 Northeast Conference), who have won seven of their last eight games.
Anderson led Robert Morris with 13 points. Lucky Jones had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Russell Johnson added 12 points.
Jason Brickman scored 19 points for LIU Brooklyn (11-11, 6-4). Jamal Olasewere added 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Robert Morris, which had an eight-point advantage with more than 10 minutes left to play, saw its lead vanish late in the contest.
The Blackbirds went ahead 57-56 on Olasewere's jumper. But Robert Morris pulled ahead for good after Jones' jumper.
West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 61 — In Lubbock, Texas, freshman Eron Harris scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half to lead West Virginia over Texas Tech.
Harris hit 3 of 5 3-pointers in the second half to spark West Virginia after missing all four tries from beyond the arc in the first half.
Aaric Murray added 12 points for the Mountaineers (10-11, 3-5 Big 12), who were 10 of 18 on 3-point attempts.
Ty Nurse scored 14 points for Texas Tech (9-10, 2-6), and Jaye Crockett added 13.
St. Bonaventure 68, Duquesne 60 — In Olean, N.Y., Duquesne committed 10 turnovers in the first half against St. Bonaventure and couldn't complete a second-half rally in a loss before 4,991 at Reilly Center.
Duquesne (7-14, 0-7 Atlantic 1-0), which remained the lone winless team in A-10 play, cut St. Bonaventure's lead to 64-60 with 1:06 to play after trailing by as many as 13. The Bonnies (10-10, 3-4), the defending A-10 Tournament champion, went 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the final 33 seconds to secure the win.
“The margin of error is extremely, extremely small,” said Duquesne coach Jim Ferry, whose team had only one turnover in the second half.
“And I think you saw a team in St. Bonaventure that has won a championship and kind of pulled that game out down the stretch with experience, and we did not. It's frustrating. I'm not gonna lie, it's really frustrating.”
Kadeem Pantophlet, Jeremiah Jones and Sean Johnson scored 11 points apiece for th, and Derrick Colter had 10 points and seven assists.
Indiana East 100, Point Park 96 — In Richmond, Ind., Tyler Heatherington scored a game-high 31 points, but Point Park (12-9, 6-7 KIAC) fell to Indiana East (17-8, 7-3).
Junior Gabe McNeal added 24 points for the Pioneers. Tyler Fangman paced IU East with 30 points.
Robert Morris 47, LIU Brooklyn 41 — In New York, freshman guard Ashley Ravelli scored a game-high 17 points and Robert Morris (5-15, 4-5 Northeast Conference) held off LIU Brooklyn (4-16, 1-8).
Junior Artemis Spanou added 11 points and 14 rebounds for her 15th consecutive double-double.