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Matty McConnell leads Robert Morris to victory

| Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Dachon Burke had 21 points, nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks and Matty McConnell had 18 points Wednesday night to lead Robert Morris to an 81-74 win over Youngstown State.

McConnell hit three 3-pointers, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists. Jon Williams and Koby Thomas scored 11 points apiece, and Charles Bain added 10 for Robert Morris (3-3).

McConnell hit a 3-pointer — the first points by either team in nearly three minutes — to give the Colonials a 74-69 lead with 1 minute, 23 seconds to go. Youngstown State's Jeremiah Ferguson answered with a layup 27 seconds later, but Robert Morris hit 7 of 8 free throws — including 4-of-4 by McConnell — from there to seal it.

Devin Haygood had 15 points, on 7-of-9 shooting, and Braun Hartfield scored 12 for Youngstown State (2-5). The Governors made just 3 of 16 from 3-point range.

Robert Morris shot 53 percent from the field and made nine more (22) free throws the Youngstown State.

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