Robert Morris hands Ohio first loss, 84-76
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Junior guard Karvel Anderson's biography with Robert Morris describes him as someone with a knack for scoring who also possesses a natural ability to knock down the 3-point shot.
Anderson, a transfer from Glen Oakes Community College in Centreville, Mich., demonstrated both to perfection Saturday in an 84-76 win over Ohio at Sewall Center.
Making his first start of the season for the Colonials, Anderson was 10 of 10 from the floor and 8 of 8 from 3-point range for 28 points and helped Robert Morris (4-4) hand Ohio (6-1) its first loss. Russell Johnson added 14 points and Velton Jones 12 in the win.
“It was amazing,” Jones said of Anderson. “He came out with a ton of energy, made shots. We kept going to him, and he kept hitting.”
Anderson said it was “just basketball” but admitted that every shot felt wide open.
“Since (Saturday) morning, for some reason, it just felt like the rim was 10 feet wide,” he said. “I just felt like everything I shot was going to go in.”
The win was Robert Morris' fourth consecutive over Ohio, which went to the Sweet 16 last year.
The Colonials shot 56.4 percent for the game and were 28 of 35 from the free-throw line. They also limited Ohio to 40.3 percent shooting, 10 percentage points below its average coming into the game.
“I think some of it was our defense, but they missed some good looks, too,” Robert Morris coach Andy Toole said. “We got fortunate in the first half. They missed three 3s early in that half that, if they make, it's a completely different game. But as best we could we tried to contest almost every shot.”
D.J. Cooper led four Ohio players in double figures with 19 points.
Anderson's first four 3-pointers helped put Ohio into an early hole that would get worse before it got better. Robert Morris opened with a 4-0 lead, and after Ohio closed to 12-10 seven minutes into the game, Anderson let loose and hit four unanswered shots to make it 24-10 two minutes later.
“We lost (Anderson) early,” said Ohio coach Jim Christian, adding that his team's one-on-one defense was awful. “He got some clean looks and from there he got it going.”
The Colonials led by as many as 19 points in the first half.
Karen Price is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7980 or email@example.com.
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