Robert Morris visits Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center on Saturday to take on Long Island. Tip-off is at 3:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U. The Colonials are 4-4 against the Blackbirds over the last four years. They fell 90-73 on 3/7/2012, the last time they met.
Robert Morris is tied with Long Island for 2nd in the conference.
In their last outing, despite 14 points from Karvel Anderson, the Colonials fell to St. Francis (NY) 71-61 on January 31st. He leads the team with 12.7 points per game. For the Blackbirds, Brandon Thompson put up 14 points and 5 rebounds in the 82-62 blowout of St. Francis (PA) on January 31st. He is averaging 9.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. The Four Factors in which Long Island stands out are free throw rate at 44.2 and effective field goal percentage at 53.3.
StatSmack! Robert Morris is better than Long Island
Velton Jones is ranked 43rd nationally in assists and 5th in the NEC in steals.
Robert Morris is better at defending the three (35.6% allowed vs 40.5% allowed) than Long Island this season.
Keep filling up on cupcakes. Robert Morris has a stronger schedule than Long Island this season (SOS Rank: #281 vs #305).