Burke, McConnell help Robert Morris beat Youngstown State
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Dachon Burke had 21 points, nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks and Matty McConnell had 18 points on 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 1:23 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.