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RMU drops heartbreaker to Albany

| Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002

ALBANY, N.Y. — Earv Opong made two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining to lead Albany to a 69-67 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday.

The Great Danes (2-4) led 67-65 with 51 seconds left, when Jamar Wilson, who totaled a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds, nailed a three-point field goal from the left corner.

Robert Morris (3-3) drew even at 67-67 on a pair of foul shots by senior guard DaMarcus Ellis with 19 seconds left.

Albany built a 49-38 cushion midway through the final period. Wilson hit a jumper in the lane off a dribble-drive to give the Great Danes their biggest lead.

The Colonials rallied with 13 of the game's next 15 points. Ellis scored off a goaltending call before Maurice Carter, who led Robert Morris with 24 points, canned a 3-pointer to tie at 51 apiece.

Opong was fouled on a drive to the basket by Carter to set up his winning free throws, his only points of the game. Carter sank two foul shots for a 65-62 lead, before Wilson hit a driving layup and put Albany in front with a three-pointer.

Rhasheed Peterson scored a season-high 17 points for Albany and Levi Levine finished with 12 points.

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