Robert Morris falls to Lehigh, 89-60
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Days removed from a 25-point loss to Rider in which it shot just over 25 percent from the field, Robert Morris suffered its second loss in as many games, falling 89-60 to Lehigh tonight in the first round of the Preseason NIT at the Petersen Events Center.
For the second consecutive game, the Colonials struggled shooting the ball, hitting just 33.9 percent of its shots, compared to a 51.7 percent mark that Lehigh posted. From 3-point range, Robert Morris made only four of its 22 attempts.
Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum led all scorers with 19 points, to go along with four rebounds and four assists. Forward Mike McFadden paced the Colonials with 13 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Forward Vaughn Morgan also added 12 points, five rebounds and five blocks.
The Colonials were competitive for the early part of the first half, leading 8-7 five minutes into the game. From there, though, the Mountain Hawks closed the half on a 31-15 run. In the last 11 minutes of the first half, Robert Morris made just four field goals, a span in which Lehigh took control of the game.
The Colonials will play Fordham, which lost to Pitt in the night's other game, Tuesday night at a time yet to be determined.
First Published November 12, 2012 10:30 pm