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Robert Morris upsets Mount St. Mary's to reach NEC semifinals

| Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Dachon Burke shook his defender to hit an open 3-pointer that created some breathing room in the final minutes and finished by blocking a shot, racing the length of the court to throw down a dunk at the buzzer and Robert Morris edged No. 2 seed Mount St. Mary's, 60-56, in a Northeast Conference quarterfinal upset Wednesday night.

The seventh-seeded Colonials (16-16) overcame host Mount St. Mary's leads of as many as 13 points and travel to meet NEC regular-season champion Wagner (22-8) in a semifinal on Thursday.

Matty McConnell and Jon Williams each had three of Robert Morris' 10 3-pointers. McConnell scored 18 points with nine rebounds, and Williams scored 11. Burke scored seven of his 14 points in the final 3 minutes, 19


McConnell hit a 3 that gave Robert Morris the lead for good with 9:34 remaining, but the Mountaineers never trailed by more than six.

Junior Robinson led the Mountaineers with 15 points.

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