Robert Morris routs Bryant 69-40 for 20th win

Velton Jones scored 19 points and Robert Morris won its fourth

straight game with a 69-40 rout of Bryant on Thursday night.

The Colonials (20-8, 11-4 Northeast Conference) had a

season-high 19 steals to remain unbeaten in the five-game series

with the Bulldogs (2-25, 1-14).

Robert Morris matched its season high by forcing 25 turnovers

and had a 26-7 edge in points off turnovers.

Bryant posted its fewest points since a 91-38 loss to the

Colonials on Feb. 3, 2011.

Robert Morris, which won the previous matchup 84-53 on Jan. 5,

took its biggest lead at 69-35.

Lijah Thompson added 13 points in only 14 minutes of playing

time and Lawrence Bridges chipped in 10 for the Colonials, who

outshot the Bulldogs 40 percent (24 of 60) to 31.6 percent (12 of

38).

Frankie Dobbs scored 11 points and Alex Francis 10 to lead

Bryant, which has lost 12 straight.