Robert Morris 72, Louisiana-Lafayette 64

Velton Jones scored 16 points, 15 in the second half, to lead

Robert Morris to a 72-64 victory Saturday night in its first game

ever against Louisiana-Lafayette.

A free throw by Jones put the Colonials (8-3) ahead to stay,

55-54, with 6:26 remaining. Two free throws by Lucky Jones, who had

12 points off the bench, a free throw by Anthony Myers and a layup

by Russell Johnson made it 60-54.

After the Ragin’ Cajuns (5-8) closed to within four points,

66-62, with 51 seconds left, a layup by Velton Jones and his two

free throws on the Colonials’ next trip widened the lead to


Velton Jones made 10 of 13 free throws, the same number as the

entire Louisiana-Lafayette team.

Bryant Mbamalu scored 17 points to lead the Ragin’ Cajuns, who

played without their leading two scorers, J.J. Thomas and Kadeem

Coleby, due to injuries.