Robert Morris basketball won possibly its most impressive game in three years Tuesday night since joining the Horizon League. 104 overall in Monday’s updated NET rankings, led the conference standings, and project as a No.
15 seed in the NCAA Tournament entering play, while RMU sat 142 spots behind at No.
In what is becoming a local rivalry, the Colonials’ stars shined when it mattered most.
Whenever your peers come out and support you, it’s an added factor. “Our students came out and made a lot of noise,” head coach Andy Toole said.
Whatever Youngstown State drew up to prevent Corbin for getting open looks, it completely backfired. “Josh is one of those guys where if the other team lets up, he’s going to get hot,” Spear said. Spear noted he is well aware of where RMU stands in the conference standings.
We talked about in the first game that Youngstown was able to get wherever they wanted,” Toole said. The Colonials received 21 points off the bench including 11 from senior Michael Green III – who was celebrated on senior night along with Spear Saturday – and six scored by Chris Ford. Ford has seen limited minutes for Toole this season but stepped up and rose to the occasion Tuesday with Spear in foul trouble.
I feel like that’s why we’ve been so good lately. We’re going 9-10 deep and the energy is not dropping off,” Spear said. “I thought we were excellent on both sides of the ball,” Toole said.