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2011-12 Schedule / Results NOVEMBER (0-0) 11 RIDER 7:00 p.m. 15 @ Saint Peter’s 7:00 p.m. 19 @ Penn # 7:00 p.m. 22 @ James Madison # 7:00 p.m. 25 vs. La Salle # 4:30 p.m. 27 @ Pittsburgh # 5:00 p.m. DECEMBER (0-0) 1 FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON * 7:00 p.m. 3 MONMOUTH * 7:00 p.m. 6 @ Duquesne 7:00 p.m. 8 CLEVELAND STATE 7:00 p.m. 17 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 7:00 p.m. 20 HAMPTON 7:00 p.m. 22 @ Youngstown State 7:00 p.m. 29 @ Memphis 7:00 p.m. JANUARY (0-0) 2 @ Ohio 7:00 p.m. 5 @ Bryant * 7:00 p.m. 7 @ Central Connecticut State * 3:30 p.m. 12 QUINNIPIAC * 7:00 p.m. 14 SACRED HEART * 7:00 p.m. 19 @ Fairleigh Dickinson * 7:00 p.m. 21 @ Monmouth * 7:00 p.m. 26 LONG ISLAND * 7:00 p.m. 28 ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.) * 7:00 p.m. FEBRUARY (0-0) 2 @ Wagner * 7:00 p.m. 4 @ Mount St. Mary’s * 7:00 p.m. 8 @ Saint Francis (Pa.) * 7:00 p.m. 11 SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) * 7:00 p.m. 16 BRYANT * 7:00 p.m. 18 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE * 7:00 p.m. 23 @ Sacred Heart * 7:00 p.m. 25 @ Quinnipiac * 11:00 a.m. MARCH (0-0) 1 NEC Tournament Quarterfinals TBA 4 NEC Tournament Semifinals TBA 7 NEC Tournament Final TBA # The Philly Hoop Group Classic (Philadelphia, Pa.) (La Salle game played at the Palestra) * Northeast Conference game Top Story - The Robert Morris University men’s basketball team opens its 36th season of Division I basketball Friday when it welcomes Rider to the Charles L. Sewall Center for a 7:00 p.m. contest. Led by second-year head coach Andrew Toole, the Colonials return four starters and six letterwinners from a 2010-11 team that posted an overall record of 18-14 (.563), RMU’s sixth straight winning season. Robert Morris finished third in the Northeast Conference last year with a mark of 12-6 (.667) and advanced to their third straight NEC Tournament champi- onship game before falling in overtime at Long Island, 85-82. In all, RMU returns 69.5 percent (1,496-of-2,153) of its scoring, 63 percent (709-of-1,124) of its rebounding and 79.8 percent (348-of-436) of its assists. The Colonials will be led by a pair of redshirt juniors in 2011-12 in guard Velton Jones and forward Russell Johnson. Jones averaged 12.1 points per game last season and led RMU in both assists (127) and steals (50), while Johnson produced averages of 11.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest. Robert Morris takes to the road for five straight games after hosting the Broncs, beginning with a 7:00 p.m. tip @ Saint Peter’s Tuesday, Nov. 15. Quick Stat of the Night - Robert Morris enters Friday’s game against Rider sporting a record of 18-17 (.514) all-time in season openers. The Colonials are opening their season at home in the Charles L. Sewall Center for the second straight year, and all-time in season openers at home Robert Morris has posted a 14-2 (.875) record, including a mark of 8-2 (.800) in openers at the Sewall Center since the facility opened in 1985. The last loss for the Colonials in a season open- er at home came Nov. 15, 1997, when Bucknell dealt RMU a 72-56 defeat. Over the last six years, Robert Morris has posted a record of 70-17 (.805) at the Sewall Center, including a mark of 11-2 (.846) last year. Friday’s Opponent and The All-Time Series - Rider and Robert Morris will meet for the 11th time in school history Friday, with the Broncs owning an 8-2 (.800) advantage in the all-time series. A former member of the Northeast Conference, each of the 10 meetings between Rider and RMU came between 1992 and 1997. The Broncs won eight of the first nine meetings between the two programs before the Colonials earned a 72-69 win in Lawrenceville, N.J., in the last meeting between the two programs. RMU enters Friday’s season opener sporting a record of 0-5 all-time against Rider in games at the Charles L. Sewall Center. During its five seasons as a member of the NEC, the Broncs won NEC Tournament championships in 1993 and 1994. Game #1 • Rider (0-0) vs. Robert Morris (0-0) Friday, November 11, 2011 • 7:00 p.m. • Charles L. Sewall Center (3,056) • Moon Township, Pa. Radio: WPIT-AM (730) with Chris Shovlin (play-by-play) & Jim Elias (color) Audio, Video and Live Stats available at www.rmucolonials.com Robert Morris Probable Starters ... # P Name Pts. Reb. G/GS Hometown 2010-11 Quick Fact 34 F Russell Johnson (6-6, 180, R-Jr.) 11.0 6.7 32/21 Chester, Pa. Averaged 12.0 points, 4.7 rebounds in NEC Tournament 22 G/F Lucky Jones (6-5, 195, Fr.) --- --- --- Newark, N.J. Led St. Anthony to a perfect 33-0 record in 2010-11 12 F/C Darren Washington (6-9, 220, Fr.) --- --- --- Belleville, Mich. Averaged 10.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg at Father Gabriel Richards 45 F Keith Armstrong (6-7, 230, Fr.) --- --- --- Raleigh, N.C. Helped Fishburne Military Academy to 23-10 record 20 G Brandon Herman (6-1, 190, Fr.) --- --- --- Chattanooga, Tenn. Averaged 20.2 ppg, 6.2 assists last year at Charis Prep Robert Morris Off The Bench ... RMU vs. Rider Series Record ............................. Rider leads, 8-2 First Meeting .................... 1/14/93; Rider, 68-59 Last Meeting ...................... 2/22/97; RMU, 72-69 Last RMU Win .................... 2/22/97; RMU, 72-69 Current Streak .......................................... RMU, 1 Toole vs. Rider ................................................. 0-0 # P Name Pts. Reb. G/GS Hometown 2010-11 Quick Fact 24 F Lawrence Bridges (6-5, 225, Sr.) 4.1 3.2 28/11 Detroit, Mich. RMU went 9-2 (.818) with Bridges in the starting lineup 11 C Lijah Thompson (6-7, 200, Jr.) 8.6 4.4 32/22 Philadelphia, Pa. Led the Northeast Conference in field goal percentage (.555) 2 G Velton Jones (6-0, 170, R-Jr.) 12.1 2.9 32/32 Philadelphia, Pa. Averaged 20.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.0 steals in NEC Tournament 3 G Coron Williams (6-2, 170, R-So.) 7.1 1.9 32/10 Midlothian, Va. Led the NEC in three-point field goal percentage (.466) 5 G Anthony Myers (5-11, 170, So.) 4.3 3.4 31/13 Washington, D.C. Established freshman record for assists with 116 in 2010-11

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  • 2011-12 Schedule / ResultsNOVEMBER (0-0)

    11 RIDER 7:00 p.m.15 @ Saint Peters 7:00 p.m.19 @ Penn # 7:00 p.m.22 @ James Madison # 7:00 p.m.25 vs. La Salle # 4:30 p.m.27 @ Pittsburgh # 5:00 p.m.

    DECEMBER (0-0)1 FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON * 7:00 p.m.3 MONMOUTH * 7:00 p.m.6 @ Duquesne 7:00 p.m.8 CLEVELAND STATE 7:00 p.m.17 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 7:00 p.m.20 HAMPTON 7:00 p.m.22 @ Youngstown State 7:00 p.m.29 @ Memphis 7:00 p.m.

    JANUARY (0-0)2 @ Ohio 7:00 p.m.5 @ Bryant * 7:00 p.m.7 @ Central Connecticut State * 3:30 p.m.12 QUINNIPIAC * 7:00 p.m.14 SACRED HEART * 7:00 p.m.19 @ Fairleigh Dickinson * 7:00 p.m.21 @ Monmouth * 7:00 p.m.26 LONG ISLAND * 7:00 p.m.28 ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.) * 7:00 p.m.

    FEBRUARY (0-0)2 @ Wagner * 7:00 p.m.4 @ Mount St. Marys * 7:00 p.m.8 @ Saint Francis (Pa.) * 7:00 p.m.11 SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) * 7:00 p.m.16 BRYANT * 7:00 p.m.18 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE * 7:00 p.m.23 @ Sacred Heart * 7:00 p.m.25 @ Quinnipiac * 11:00 a.m.

    MARCH (0-0)1 NEC Tournament Quarterfinals TBA4 NEC Tournament Semifinals TBA7 NEC Tournament Final TBA

    # The Philly Hoop Group Classic (Philadelphia, Pa.)(La Salle game played at the Palestra)* Northeast Conference game

    Top Story - The Robert Morris University mens basketball team opens its 36th season ofDivision I basketball Friday when it welcomes Rider to the Charles L. Sewall Center for a 7:00p.m. contest. Led by second-year head coach Andrew Toole, the Colonials return four startersand six letterwinners from a 2010-11 team that posted an overall record of 18-14 (.563), RMUssixth straight winning season. Robert Morris finished third in the Northeast Conference lastyear with a mark of 12-6 (.667) and advanced to their third straight NEC Tournament champi-onship game before falling in overtime at Long Island, 85-82. In all, RMU returns 69.5 percent(1,496-of-2,153) of its scoring, 63 percent (709-of-1,124) of its rebounding and 79.8 percent(348-of-436) of its assists. The Colonials will be led by a pair of redshirt juniors in 2011-12 inguard Velton Jones and forward Russell Johnson. Jones averaged 12.1 points per game lastseason and led RMU in both assists (127) and steals (50), while Johnson produced averages of11.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest. Robert Morris takes to the road for five straight gamesafter hosting the Broncs, beginning with a 7:00 p.m. tip @ Saint Peters Tuesday, Nov. 15.

    Quick Stat of the Night - Robert Morris enters Fridays game against Rider sporting a record of18-17 (.514) all-time in season openers. The Colonials are opening their season at home in theCharles L. Sewall Center for the second straight year, and all-time in season openers at homeRobert Morris has posted a 14-2 (.875) record, including a mark of 8-2 (.800) in openers at theSewall Center since the facility opened in 1985. The last loss for the Colonials in a season open-er at home came Nov. 15, 1997, when Bucknell dealt RMU a 72-56 defeat. Over the last six years,Robert Morris has posted a record of 70-17 (.805) at the Sewall Center, including a mark of 11-2(.846) last year.

    Fridays Opponent and The All-Time Series -Rider and Robert Morris will meet for the 11thtime in school history Friday, with the Broncsowning an 8-2 (.800) advantage in the all-timeseries. A former member of the NortheastConference, each of the 10 meetings betweenRider and RMU came between 1992 and 1997. The Broncs won eight of the first nine meetingsbetween the two programs before the Colonials earned a 72-69 win in Lawrenceville, N.J., in thelast meeting between the two programs. RMU enters Fridays season opener sporting a recordof 0-5 all-time against Rider in games at the Charles L. Sewall Center. During its five seasons asa member of the NEC, the Broncs won NEC Tournament championships in 1993 and 1994.

    Game #1 Rider (0-0) vs. Robert Morris (0-0)Friday, November 11, 2011 7:00 p.m. Charles L. Sewall Center (3,056) Moon Township, Pa.

    Radio: WPIT-AM (730) with Chris Shovlin (play-by-play) & Jim Elias (color)Audio, Video and Live Stats available at www.rmucolonials.com

    Robert Morris Probable Starters ...

    # P Name Pts. Reb. G/GS Hometown 2010-11 Quick Fact34 F Russell Johnson (6-6, 180, R-Jr.) 11.0 6.7 32/21 Chester, Pa. Averaged 12.0 points, 4.7 rebounds in NEC Tournament22 G/F Lucky Jones (6-5, 195, Fr.) --- --- --- Newark, N.J. Led St. Anthony to a perfect 33-0 record in 2010-1112 F/C Darren Washington (6-9, 220, Fr.) --- --- --- Belleville, Mich. Averaged 10.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg at Father Gabriel Richards 45 F Keith Armstrong (6-7, 230, Fr.) --- --- --- Raleigh, N.C. Helped Fishburne Military Academy to 23-10 record20 G Brandon Herman (6-1, 190, Fr.) --- --- --- Chattanooga, Tenn. Averaged 20.2 ppg, 6.2 assists last year at Charis Prep

    Robert Morris Off The Bench ...

    RMU vs. RiderSeries Record ............................. Rider leads, 8-2First Meeting .................... 1/14/93; Rider, 68-59Last Meeting ...................... 2/22/97; RMU, 72-69Last RMU Win .................... 2/22/97; RMU, 72-69Current Streak .......................................... RMU, 1Toole vs. Rider ................................................. 0-0

    # P Name Pts. Reb. G/GS Hometown 2010-11 Quick Fact24 F Lawrence Bridges (6-5, 225, Sr.) 4.1 3.2 28/11 Detroit, Mich. RMU went 9-2 (.818) with Bridges in the starting lineup11 C Lijah Thompson (6-7, 200, Jr.) 8.6 4.4 32/22 Philadelphia, Pa. Led the Northeast Conference in field goal percentage (.555)2 G Velton Jones (6-0, 170, R-Jr.) 12.1 2.9 32/32 Philadelphia, Pa. Averaged 20.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.0 steals in NEC Tournament3 G Coron Williams (6-2, 170, R-So.) 7.1 1.9 32/10 Midlothian, Va. Led the NEC in three-point field goal percentage (.466)5 G Anthony Myers (5-11, 170, So.) 4.3 3.4 31/13 Washington, D.C. Established freshman record for assists with 116 in 2010-11

  • 2010-11 RMU Basketball NEC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010

    When it came time for Robert Morris University Director of AthleticsCraig Coleman, M.D., to name a new head coach for the mens basketballprogram, he didnt have to look far.

    Andrew Toole was introduced as the eighth head coach in the 35-yearDivision I history at a press conference at the Charles L. Sewall CenterMay 11, 2010, and the 2011-12 campaign marks his second season as headcoach of the Colonials.

    Anyone familiar with the success RMU has had in recent seasons should be familiar with Toole.Named as former head coach Mike Rices top assistant in 2007-08, Toole spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons as Associate Head Coach at Robert Morris.

    In his first season at the helm in 2010-11, Toole continued RMUs recent run of success, leading theColonials to an overall record of 18-14 (.563), including a mark of the 12-6 (.667) in the NortheastConference. Robert Morris advanced to its third straight NEC Tournament championship game, fallingshy of earning its third consecutive title before falling in overtime to Long Island, 85-82.

    Despite a roster that features just one senior for the second straight year, Toole will lead a programin 2011-12 that is looking for its third NEC Tournament championship in four years, a feat that hasbeen accomplished only once in league history. The Colonials won the 1989, 1990 and 1992 NECTournament crowns.

    Our players are not old, but they should have an understanding of what it takes to win, Toole said.Lets take the last 10 or 12 games of last year and now mesh the new guys in and keep going in the rightdirection.

    Toole is at the helm of an RMU program that has experienced unprecedented success over the lastfive years. The Colonials own NEC records for victories over the span of two, three, four and five years.

    Since the beginning of the 2006-07 season, Robert Morris owns an overall record of 108-56 (.659),with the 108 victories both a school and NEC record for a five-year span. Since Toole joined the staff in2007-08, the Colonials have posted an overall record of 91-45 (.669).

    While RMUs overall success is apparent, the programs accomplishments in the NEC are also clear. Over the last four years, the Colonials have posted a mark of 58-14 (.806) against league opposition

    and enter the 2011-12 season having finished no lower than third over that span. Robert Morris won outright NEC regular-season titles in 2008 and 2009 and shared the champi-

    onship in 2010 with Quinnipiac with Toole as a member of the staff.RMU followed up its success in the regular season by becoming the first team in NEC history in 16

    years to win back-to-back NEC Tournament championships by earning a 52-50 win over Quinnipiac inthe 2010 NEC Tournament championship game in Hamden, Conn.

    In 2008, the Colonials made their first appearance in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT),dropping an 87-81 decision to No. 1 overall seed Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. In both 2009 and 2010,RMU earned automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament thanks to winning their sixth and seventhNEC Tournament championships, respectively.

    In the 2009 NCAA Tournament as a No. 15 seed, the Colonials fell to eventual national runner-upMichigan State, 77-62, in the first round at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn.In the 2010 NCAA Tournament, Robert Morris nearly upset No. 2 seed Villanova in the first round at theDunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., before falling, 73-70, in overtime.

    At 31 years old, Toole is the youngest head coach at the Division I level. Prior to coming to Robert Morris in 2007, Toole spent the 2006-07 season as an assistant at

    Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. While an assistant with the Leopards, Toole assisted in all facets of the program, from recruiting to

    player development. He was responsible for helping recruit student-athletes that helped leadLafayette to the 2010 Patriot League Tournament championship game against Lehigh.

    Between 2004 and 2006, Toole spent two years with The Hoop Group in Neptune, N.J. He served asthe director of the Eastern Invitational Basketball Clinic, where he handled logistical management forthe nation's largest high school exposure camp.

    Toole was a four-year starter at the Division I level, playing for Elon University (1998-2000) beforetransferring to the University of Pennsylvania (2000-03).

    Over his four-year career at Elon and Penn, Toole averaged 12.3 points per contest, finishing with1,341 points in 109 games. He also posted averages of 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals per con-test. Toole, who married the former Brooke Kelly June 3, 2011, resides in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt.Lebanon, Pa.

    Head Coach Andrew TooleSecond Season - Penn 03

    The Toole FileBirthdate: Sept. 11, 1980Hometown: Red Bank, N.J.Age: 31Alma Mater / Year: Penn / 2003Degree: Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)High School: Christian Brothers Academy

    COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE:Robert Morris University; Moon Township, Pa.- Head Coach (2010- )Robert Morris University; Moon Township, Pa.- Associate Head Coach (2008-10)Robert Morris University; Moon Township, Pa.- Assistant Coach (2007-08)Lafayette College; Easton, Pa.- Assistant Coach (2006-07)

    PLAYING EXPERIENCE:University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pa.- Guard (2000-03)Elon University; Elon, N.C.- Guard (1998-2000)Christian Brothers Academy; Lincroft, N.J.- Guard (1994-98)

    Mike Rice, Head Coach, Rutgers UniversityCoach Toole has had as much to do with thesuccess of the RMU program the last threeyears as anyone. His tireless commitment toimprove the program, whether it was recruit-ing, player development or game day prepara-tion, was unmatched by any other assistant.Robert Morris basketball is in great hands.

    Fran OHanlon, Head Coach, Lafayette CollegeAndrew is a smart, dedicated and excellentleader who possesses a tremendous amountof passion for the game. Above all, he is a manof strong character. He possesses all the nec-essary qualities to be a successful collegehead coach, and I am very happy for theRobert Morris community to have a person ofAndrews caliber lead its mens basketballprogram.

    Fran Dunphy, Head Coach, Temple UniversityI certainly want to congratulate RobertMorris University and Andrew Toole as theyembark on a new era of Colonial basketball.Ive known Andy as a player and now a coachand his leadership skills are unquestioned. Hehas great knowledge of the game and hasshown great skill in imparting that knowl-edge to his players.

    What Theyre Saying AboutAndrew Toole

  • NCAA Tournament: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010 NIT: 2008

    RMUs Accomplishments From 2007 to 2011 ...TEAM SEASON RECORDS

    Games Played: 35 (2008-09, 2009-10)Wins: 26 (2007-08)Fewest Losses: 8 (2007-08) *Northeast Conference Wins: 16 (2007-08)Consecutive Wins: 14 (2007-08)Road Wins: 14 (2007-08)Consecutive Road Wins: 10 (2007-08)Charles L. Sewall Center Wins: 14 (2008-09) *Points: 2,550 (2007-08)Field Goals: 932 (2007-08)Field Goals Attempted: 2,021 (2007-08)Free Throws: 572 (2009-10)Free Throws Attempted: 859 (2009-10)Three-Point Field Goals: 280 (2007-08)Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 747 (2007-08)Rebounds: 1,227 (2009-10)Assists: 597 (2007-08) #Assists per game: 17.6 (2007-08) *Blocks: 121 (2008-09)Field Goal Percentage Defense: .407 (2009-10)Winning Percentage: .765 (2007-08)

    TEAM SINGLE-GAME RECORDThree-Point Field Goals: 16 @ Syracuse (3/18/08) - MasterCard NIT *Three-Point Field Goal Attempts:41 @ Syracuse (3/18/08) - MasterCard NITPoints - Road Game: 107 @ Seton Hall (11/18/07)Points - Neutral Site Game:107 vs. Alcorn State (11/21/09) - SEFCU Arena (Albany, N.Y.)Fewest Points Allowed: 30 vs. Saint Peters (11/13/10)Fewest Field Goals Allowed: 6 vs. Saint Peters (11/13/10)Lowest Field Goal Percentage Allowed: 16.7% (6-for-36) vs. Saint Peters (11/13/10)

    Did You Know?Over the course of the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, Robert Morrisposted 15 straight road victories against Northeast Conference oppo-nents, a school and league record

    MAJOR AWARDS

    Mike Rice - 2008 NEC Jim Phelan Coach of the YearMike Rice - 2009 NEC Jim Phelan Coach of the YearTony Lee - 2008 NEC Player of the YearJeremy Chappell - 2009 NEC Player of the YearBateko Francisco - 2009 NEC Defensive Player of the YearMezie Nwigwe - 2010 NEC Defensive Player of the YearKaron Abraham - 2010 NEC Rookie of the YearJeremy Chappell - 2009 NEC Tournament MVPKaron Abraham - 2010 NEC Tournament MVP

    * tied school record# Northeast Conference record

    INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS

    Games Played: Gary Wallace - 134 (2007-11)Games Started: Jeremy Chappell - 120 (2005-09)Minutes Played: Jeremy Chappell - 4,187 (2005-09)Minutes Per Game: Jeremy Chappell - 33.8 (2005-09)Three-Point Field Goals: Jeremy Chappell - 243 (2005-09)Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: Jeremy Chappell - 665 (2005-09)Double-Figure Scoring Games: Jeremy Chappell - 100 (2005-09)Rebounds: Tony Lee - 751 (2004-08) *

    * tied school record

    INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS

    Assists: Tony Lee - 217 (2007-08)Blocks: Rob Robinson - 35 (2008-09)Games Played: 11 players, 13 times - 35 (2008-09 & 2009-10)Games Started: Jeremy Chappell - 35 (2008-09)

    FRESHMAN SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS

    Points: Karon Abraham - 477 (2009-10)Three-Point Field Goals: Karon Abraham - 85 (2009-10)Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: Karon Abraham - 192 (2009-10)Free Throws: Karon Abraham - 126 (2009-10)Free-Throws Attempted: Karon Abraham - 148 (2009-10)Free-Throw Percentage: Karon Abraham - .851 (2009-10)Double-Figure Scoring Games: Karon Abraham - 24 (2009-10)Assists: Anthony Myers - 116 (2010-11)

    TEAM / INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS

    Most Overall Victories: 91Gary Wallace (2007-11)Most NEC Victories: 58Gary Wallace (2007-11)Best Overall Winning Percentage: .682 (90-42)Dallas Green, Jimmy Langhurst, Mezie Nwigwe (2006-10)Best NEC Winning Percentage: .806 (58-14)Gary Wallace (2007-11)

    Did You Know?Former guard Jeremy Chappell (2005-09) became the only player inNortheast Conference history to compile career totals of at least 1,500points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 250 steals and 200 three-pointers

    ALL-NEC SELECTIONSFIRST TEAMTony Lee - 2007-08Jeremy Chappell - 2008-09

    SECOND TEAMJeremy Chappell - 2007-08A.J. Jackson - 2007-08Rob Robinson - 2008-09, 2009-10

    ALL-NEC ROOKIE TEAMKaron Abraham - 2009-10

    ALL-NEC TOURNAMENT TEAMJeremy Chappell - 2009Rob Robinson - 2009Karon Abraham - 2010Dallas Green - 2010Velton Jones - 2011Russell Johnson - 2011

  • #24 F Lawrence Bridges 6-5 225 Senior Detroit, Mich.

    Started the final 11 games of the 2010-11 season, with the Colonials going 9-2 (.818) over that span ... Played 28 games overall last year,posting averages of 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest while shooting 52.7 percent (48-for-91) from the floor ... In 11 games as astarter averaged 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest while shooting 60.5 percent (26-for-43) from the floor ... Posted six points and acareer-high seven rebounds in a 78-74 victory over No. 6 seed Wagner (3/3/11) in the quarterfinals of the 2011 NEC Tournament ... Scoreda career-high 12 points @ Sacred Heart on 6-of-7 shooting while also grabbing four rebounds ... In 15 minutes finished 5-for-5 from thefloor and 2-for-3 at the free-throw line to tie a career high with 12 points against Central Connecticut State (2/5/11)

    #11 C Lijah Thompson 6-7 200 Junior Philadelphia, Pa.

    Led the Northeast Conference in field goal percentage last season, converting 106 of his 191 shots from the field (55.5 percent) ... Played all32 games, including 22 starting assignments ... Averaged 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while leading the Colonials in blocks (22)... Shot 75.9 percent (63-for-83) from the free-throw line to rank second for RMU ... Contributed 37 assists and 23 steals ... In 22 games asa starter averaged 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest while shooting 56.4 percent (84-for-149) from the floor ... Scored in double fig-ures 16 times, including eight times in his final nine games ... Scored a career-high 18 points to pace the Colonials in a 91-38 victory overBryant (2/3/11) ... Recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 boards @ Wagner (1/6/11)

    #2 G Velton Jones 6-0 170 Redshirt Junior Philadelphia, Pa.

    Named to the 2011 All-Northeast Conference Tournament Team after averaging 20.7 points, 5.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game whileshooting 50 percent (20-for-40) from the floor and 83.3 percent (15-for-18) at the free-throw line ... The only Colonial to start all 32 gameson the 2010-11 campaign ... Overall averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game ... Led Robert Morris in assists(127) and steals (50) ... Scored in double figures 20 times to pace RMU ... Hit the game-winning shot with 4.3 seconds to play to lift RMU toa 64-62 win @ No. 2 seed Quinnipiac (3/6/11) in the semifinals of the NEC Tournament ... Paced the Colonials with a career-high 29 pointsin a 78-74 victory over No. 6 seed Wagner (3/3/11) in the quarterfinals of the NEC Tournament

    #34 - F - Russell Johnson 6-6 180 Redshirt Sophomore Chester, Pa. ... Named to the 2011 All-Northeast Conference Tournament Team after averaging 12.0points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 52.2 percent (12-for-23) from the field ... Played all 32 games in 2010-11, including 21 starts ... Averaged 11.0 points pergame overall and led the Colonials in rebounding by grabbing an average of 6.7 boards per contest ... Posted three double-doubles ... Scored a career-high 26points @ Appalachian State (12/18/10) ... #22 - G/F - Lucky Jones 6-5 195 Freshman Newark, N.J. ... Helped lead St. Anthony High School to a perfect 33-0record in 2010-11 and the 2011 USA Today national championship ... Averaged 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game ... Ranked third for St. Anthony in scoringbehind Rutgers recruit Myles Mack and Kyle Anderson, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2012 ... Earned All-New Jersey Third Team and All-Hudson County SecondTeam accolades ... #45 - F - Keith Armstrong 6-7 230 Freshman Raleigh, N.C. ... Spent the 2010-11 campaign at Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro,Va. ... Averaged 5.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest last season while shooting 61.3 percent from the floor ... Fishburne posted an overall record of 23-10(.697), and Armstrong was one of 10 players on the team that signed Division I scholarships ... #20 - G - Brendan Herman 6-1 190 Freshman Chattanooga,Tenn. ... Comes to Robert Morris from Charis Prep in Wilson, N.C., which also produced current Colonial point guard Anthony Myers, who will be a sophomore in2011-12 ... In 2010-11 at Charis Prep, Herman averaged 20.2 points, 6.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game ... Attended Grace Academy High School andfinished his career as the program's all-time leading scorer with 2,564 points ... #12 - F/C - Darren Washington 6-9 220 Freshman Belleville, Mich. ... As asenior in 2010-11 at Father Gabriel Richards High School averaged 10.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game ... Earned all-conference first team accoladesas a senior ... #4 - F/C - David Appolon 6-2 180 Freshman Philadelphia, Pa. ... Finished his career as the most successful player in Imhotep Charter schoolhistory, as the program posted a record of 115-14 (.891) over his four seasons ... As a senior in 2010-11 averaged 15.6 points, 6.3 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game... #10 - G - Treadwell Lewis 5-10 170 Sophomore Shelton, Conn. ... A walk-on in his third season with RMU in 2011-12 ... Scored a career-high three pointsin a 90-60 win over Youngstown State (12/11/10) and again in a 74-50 victory @ Fairleigh Dickinson (2/17/11)

    Colonial Quick Hits (2011-12 Probable Starters) ...

    Colonial Quick Hits (Off the Bench) ...

    2010-11 RMU Basketball NEC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010

    #5 G Anthony Myers 5-11 170 Sophomore Washington, D.C.

    Appeared in all 32 games last season, earning 13 starts ... Averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per contests while establishing a newRobert Morris freshman record for assists with 116 ... Finished with 35 steals while shooting 34.8 percent (47-for-135) from the field ...Scored a career-high 10 points in a 51-48 win @ Mount St. Marys (1/8/11) and tied the mark against Long Island (1/20/11) ... Dished out 10assists in a 90-60 win over Youngstown State (12/11/10) and turned the trick again in a 91-38 victory over Bryant (2/3/11) ... An adeptrebounder, posting at least five rebounds in a game on 10 occasions, with a career-high seven in a 60-59 victory @ Long Island (12/2/10) ...Recorded at least five assists in a game on 10 occasions

    #3 G Coron Williams 6-2 170 Redshirt Sophomore Midlothian, Va.

    Paced the Northeast Conference in three-point field goal percentage in 2010-11, hitting 48 of his 103 attempts (46.6 percent) ... Played all32 games, including 10 starts ... Averaged 7.1 points per game while shooting 45.8 percent (81-for-177) from the field ... Contributed 37assists, 30 steals and two blocks ... In 10 games as a starter averaged 11.8 points and shot 52.4 percent (22-for-42) from long range ... Inthree games of the 2011 NEC Tournament averaged 14.3 points per contest, connecting on six of his 10 attempts from beyond the arc (60percent) ... Exploded for a career-high 26 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the floor, including 5-for-6 from beyond the arc, and a 3-for-4performance at the free-throw line, in a 66-49 win over Wagner (2/26/11) in RMUs 2010-11 regular-season finale

  • NCAA Tournament: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010 NIT: 2008

    Robert Morris By the Numbers

    .806 - Winning percentage for Robert Morris againstNortheast Conference opponents since the start of the 2007-08season

    .669 - Winning percentage for RMU basketball overall sincethe start of the 2007-08 season

    7 - Number of Northeast Conference Tournament titles forRobert Morris, the most in league history

    21 - Consecutive wins for Robert Morris when shooting 50 per-cent or better from the field

    26 - Points scored by guard Coron Williams in a 66-49 victoryover Wagner (2/26/11) in RMUs 2010-11 regulr-season finale,tied with all-time leading scorer Myron Walker (1990-94) forthe most points scored by a freshman in single-game history

    30 - Number of points allowed by Robert Morris in its 2010-11season opener against Saint Peters, the fewest points allowedin the programs 35-year Division I history

    31 - Age of Head Coach Andrew Toole, the youngest head coachin Division I mens basketball

    52 - Consecutive starts for redshirt junior guard Velton Jonesentering the 2011-12 campaign, the longest active streak on theRobert Morris roster

    58 - Victories for Robert Morris in the Northeast Conferencesince the beginning of the 2007-08 campaign, a school and NECrecord

    57.4 - Percent of the time Robert Morris has held an opponentunder 70 points over the last four seasons, with the Colonialsposting a record of 66-12 (.846) in that span

    64 - Number of overall school records established at RobertMorris since the beginning of the 2007-08 season

    69.5 - Percent of RMUs scoring returning in 2011-12, includingfour of its top five returning scorers.

    70 - Victories for Robert Morris at the Charles L. Sewall Centersince the beginning of the 2005-06 campaign

    108 - Wins by Robert Morris from 2006 to 2011, a school andNortheast Conference record for a five-year span

    116 - Wins by Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference sincethe beginning of the 2001-02 season, the highest total over thelast 10 years

    Close OutAt the heart of the resurgence for Robert Morris since the beginning of the2007-08 campaign been one aspect: Defense. Over the last four years, theColonials have held eight opponents to 45 points or less. Robert Morris openedits 2010-11 campaign and christened the Andrew Toole era with a virtuosodefensive performance, holding Saint Peters to a shooting percentage of just16.7 percent (6-for-36) and 30 points in a 55-30 victory at the Charles L. SewallCenter (11/13/10). It marks the fewest points RMU has allowed in its 35-yearDivision I history. Since the beginning of the 2007-08 season, Robert Morrishas posted eight of its top 12 best defensive performances against Division Iopponents in regard to points allowed. A look at the best defensive perform-ances in school history against Division I foes ...

    Pts Date Opponent Final Score30 11/13/10 vs. Saint Peters W, 55-3034 1/17/87 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) W, 58-3437 12/10/88 vs. Brooklyn W, 65-3738 2/3/11 vs. Bryant W, 91-3839 2/18/10 vs. Sacred Heart W, 64-3940 1/24/09 @ Fairleigh Dickinson W, 74-4042 2/13/10 @ Bryant W, 52-4243 1/31/83 @ Baltimore W, 54-4343 3/6/04 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) * W, 58-4344 1/3/08 vs. Monmouth W, 59-4444 2/7/09 @ Central Connecticut State W, 64-4445 1/18/86 @ St. Francis (N.Y.) W, 66-4545 1/18/92 @ Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 70-4545 2/7/08 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson W, 95-45

    * NEC TournamentBold: Have come since the beginning of the 2007-08 campaign

    Economical MarginsThe defensive pressure that Robert Morris has employed over the last four sea-sons has allowed the program to post each of its top three totals for largestmargin of victory against a Northeast Conference opponent in school history.The Colonials earned a 91-38 victory over Bryant (2/3/11) at the Charles L.Sewall Center to not only establish a new school record in an NEC game but alsotie the league mark. The record was originally set when Wagner defeatedSacred Heart, 116-63, on February 22, 2000. In fact, only four games in leagueannals have been decided by 50 or more points, and RMU owns two of them.Robert Morris posted a 95-45 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson (2/7/08) at theSewall Center, while Long Island defeated Wagner, 127-77, February 11, 1998, inBrooklyn, N.Y. A look at the largest margins of victory for Robert Morris againstNEC foes since the creation of the league in 1981 ...

    Pts Date Opponent Score53 2/3/11 vs. Bryant 91-3850 2/7/08 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 95-4548 1/17/09 vs. Wagner 104-5636 2/12/00 vs. Sacred Heart 86-5035 1/18/92 @ Saint Francis (Pa.) 70-4534 1/24/09 @ Fairleigh Dickinson 74-4033 2/4/83 vs. Long Island 95-6233 2/27/88 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 91-5832 2/15/92 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) 93-6130 2/6/90 vs. Long Island 110-80

    Bold: Have come since the beginning of the 2007-08 campaign

  • NEC 2011-12 Weekly HonorsNortheast Conference 2010-11 StandingsFinal

    School NEC Pct. Overall Pct. Streak Home Away Neutral1. Long Island * 16-2 .889 27-6 .818 L1 14-2 13-3 0-02. Quinnipiac * 13-5 .722 22-10 .688 L2 12-6 9-4 1-03. Robert Morris * 12-6 .667 18-14 .562 L1 11-2 7-12 0-04. Central Conn. State * 11-7 .611 19-12 .613 L1 12-2 6-10 1-05. St. Francis (N.Y.) * 10-8 .556 15-15 .500 L1 10-3 5-10 0-26. Wagner * 9-9 .500 13-17 .433 L5 8-5 5-12 0-0

    Mount St. Marys * 9-9 .500 11-21 .344 L1 8-5 3-16 0-08. Saint Francis (Pa.) * 7-11 .389 9-21 .300 L2 7-5 2-16 0-0

    Bryant 7-11 .389 9-21 .300 L4 5-8 3-12 1-1 10. Sacred Heart 6-12 .333 11-18 .379 W1 5-7 6-10 0-111. Monmouth 5-13 .278 9-21 .300 L3 5-10 2-11 2-012. Fairleigh Dickinson 3-15 .167 5-24 .172 L1 3-11 2-13 0-0

    * clinched NEC Tournament berth

    Schedule / Results* NEC Game

    Friday, November 11, 2011Hartford @ Sacred Heart # 3 p.m.Fairfield @ Quinnipiac 5:30 p.m.Long Island @ Hofstra 7 p.m.Rider @ Robert Morris 7 p.m.Monmouth @ Villanova 7 p.m.Saint Francis (Pa.) @ VCU 7:30 p.m.Bryant vs. San Diego State $ 7:30 p.m.Yale vs. Central Conn. State # 8 p.m.Mount St. Marys @ Marquette 8:30 p.m.

    Saturday, November 12, 2011Bryant vs. UC-Davis $ 4:30 p.m.Wagner @ Princeton 7 p.m.Fairleigh Dickinson @ Providence 7 p.m.St. Francis (N.Y.) @ Seton Hall 7 p.m.

    Sunday, November 13, 2011Bryant vs. Southern Utah Noon

    Monday, November 14, 2011Lafayette @ Saint Francis (Pa.) 7 p.m.Monmouth @ Virginia Tech % 7 p.m.Wagner @ Connecticut 7 p.m.Central Conn. State @ Niagara 7 p.m.Long Island @ Old Dominion ^ 7 p.m.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011Stony Brook @ Sacred Heart 7 p.m.Yale @ Quinnipiac 7 p.m.Lehigh @ Fairleigh Dickinson 7 p.m.Robert Morris @ Saint Peters 7 p.m.Monmouth vs. TBA % TBA

    # Connecticut 6 Classic (Uncasville, Conn.)$ World Vision Invitational (San Diego, Calif.)% NIT Season Tip-Off (Blacksburg, Va.)^ Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament

    Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week

    Nov. 14 - Nov. 21 -Nov. 28 -Dec. 5 -Dec. 12 - Dec. 19 -Jan. 2 -Jan. 9 -Jan. 16 -Jan. 23 -Jan. 30 -Feb. 6 -Feb. 13 -Feb. 20 -Feb. 27 -

    No. Type Year8 3 Player, 5 Rookie 2005-066 6 Rookie 2009-105 2 Player, 3 Rookie 1981-824 3 Player, 1 Rookie 1988-89

    1 Player, 3 Rookie 1990-914 Player 2006-074 Player 2007-08

    Most NEC Weekly Honors for Robert Morris

    2010-11 RMU Basketball NEC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010

    Choice Hotels NEC Rookie of the Week

    Nov. 14 - Nov. 21 -Nov. 28 -Dec. 5 -Dec. 12 - Dec. 19 -Jan. 2 -Jan. 9 -Jan. 16 -Jan. 23 -Jan. 30 -Feb. 6 -Feb. 13 -Feb. 20 -Feb. 27 -

    Northeast Conference 2011Preseason Coaches Poll

    Team (First-Place Votes)1. Long Island (10)2. Robert Morris (2)3. Central Connecticut State4. Wagner5. Quinnipiac6. Mount St. Marys7. Bryant8. Sacred Heart9. Saint Francis (Pa.)10. Monmouth11. St. Francis (N.Y.)12. Fairleigh Dickinson

    Preseason Poll Notes: It marks the sixthstraight year the Colonials have been pickedto finish in the top three in the league ...Robert Morris was tabbed second in 2006,2007 and 2010 and third in 2008 and 2009 ...Conducted annually, NEC coaches have failedto correctly forecast the eventual leaguechampion since selecting Mount St. Marys towin it all in 1998-99, and have proven inaccu-rate in 22 of the last 24 years ... RMU hasnever been the preseason favorite to win anNEC title

    2011-12 All-NEC Preseason TeamName SchoolJulian Boyd Long IslandKen Horton Central Conn. StateJames Johnson QuinnipiacTyler Murray WagnerJamal Olasewere Long Island

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    news, statistics, standings and video, please visit ...

    www.northeastconference.org

  • ALL GAMES - TEAMScoring Offense ................................................................ 5th (67.3)Scoring Defense ............................................................... 1st (65.5)Scoring Margin ................................................................ 4th (+ 1.8)Free Throw Pct. ............................................................... 5th (.685)Field Goal Pct. .................................................................. 7th (.420)Field Goal Pct. Defense .................................................... 4th (.419)3-Pt. Field Goal Pct. ......................................................... 4th (.357)3-Pt. Field Goal Pct. Defense .......................................... 6th (.339)3-Pt. Field Goals Made ..................................................... 4th (6.72)Rebounding Offense ........................................................ 5th (35.1)Rebounding Defense ....................................................... 4th (34.6)Rebounding Margin ........................................................ 4th (+ 0.5)Blocked Shots ................................................................. 12th (2.06)Assists ............................................................................. 5th (13.63)Steals ................................................................................. 3rd (7.53)Turnover Margin .......................................................... 2nd (+ 2.03)Assist / Turnover Ratio .................................................. 2nd (1.03)Offensive Rebounds ..................................................... 5th (12.34)Defensive Rebounds ..................................................... 6th (22.78)

    Robert Morris in the 2010-11 Northeast Conference Rankings

    (Final)

    Career 20-Point Scoring GamesName (Years) Fr. So. Jr. Sr. TotalWalker, Myron (1990-94) 8 15 9 15 47Carter, Maurice (2001-05) 1 15 8 5 29Chappell, Jeremy (2005-09) 5 4 8 10 27Nabors, Gene (1995-2000) 0 0 10 15 25Jackson, A.J. (2003-08) 0 7 12 5 24Harris, Chipper (1980-84) 1 4 7 11 23McCrommon, Chaz (2000-05) 0 4 10 9 23Luton, Vaughn (1986-89) 0 2 4 13 19Jackson, Gabe (1991-95) 0 1 0 13 14Jones, Keith (1995-99) 0 2 2 10 14Winbush, Ron (1985-87) -- -- 9 4 13Boyd, Andre (1987-91) 0 0 4 8 12Fluellen, Wesley (1997-2001) 0 0 11 1 12Lee, Tony (2004-08) 0 2 8 2 12Cannon, Ricky (1988-92) 0 1 6 4 11Abraham, Karon (2009-11) 6 5 11Grant, Forest (1980-84) 1 3 2 4 10Underman, Tom (1981-85) 0 0 3 7 10Shepherd, Scott (1987-91) 0 5 1 2 8Thomas, Aaron (2000-04) 0 1 2 5 8Coleman, Derek (2003-07) 1 0 3 4 8Molson, Willie (1986-88) -- -- 2 5 7Robinson, Rob (2008-10) -- -- 4 2 6Gaines, Charlie (1976-78) 0 0 2 3 5Champine, Hosea (1978-79) -- -- 5 -- 5Donnelly, Bubba (1991-95) 2 0 1 2 5Covert, Kevin (1995-2000) 0 0 3 2 5Anderson, Mark (2003-05) -- -- 0 5 5Jones, Velton (2008 - ) 1 4 5Stuart, Terrell (1990-1995) 1 3 0 0 4Smith, Javier (1994-98) 0 0 3 1 4Bacon, Tyler (2000-02) -- -- 0 4 4Johnson, Russell (2008 - ) 0 4 4Jones, Paul (1976-78) -- -- 0 3 3Jackson, Brandon (1977-81) 0 1 0 2 3Downing, Larry (1977-81) 0 1 1 1 3Morton, Mike (1978-80) 0 0 0 3 3Brunson, Mike (1984-88) 1 1 1 0 3Vincent, Brett (1986-90) 0 1 2 0 3Napper, Steve (1993-98) 0 0 1 2 3Delts, Damien (1994-98) 0 0 3 0 3Phelan, Niall (1995-99) 0 3 0 0 3Cureton, Earl (1976-77) 0 2 -- -- 2Parks, Tom (1978-83) 0 1 0 1 2Williams, Ken (1984-86) 0 0 2 0 2Cunningham, Fred (1984-87) 1 1 0 0 2Dickens, Anthony (1985-90) 0 0 0 2 2Vandiver, Steve (1986-88) 0 0 2 0 2Moss, Moses (1986-90) 0 0 0 2 2Poindexter, Darin (1986-88) -- -- 1 1 2Gibson, Sean (1987-88) 2 0 0 0 2Steals, Tyrone (1987-91) 0 2 0 0 2Falletta, Joe (1988-92) 0 1 0 1 2Timmerson, Wade (1988-92) 0 0 1 1 2Richburg, Ricky (1998-2002) 0 0 0 2 2Pettyjohn, Steve (1999-2000) 2 -- -- -- 2Ellis, DaMarcus (2001-03) -- -- 0 2 2Langhurst, Jimmy (2006-10) 0 2 0 0 2

    Notes: Players bold still active ... Minimum two career 20-point games

    Did You Know?Sophomore forward Lijah Thompson finished the 2010-11campaign having converted 55.5 percent (106-for-191) ofhis attempts from the floor, a success rate that led theNortheast Conference. Thompson became the fourthColonial in school history to lead the circuit in field goalpercentage and the first since former guard Tony Lee(2004-08) paced the NEC by shooting 59.3 percent from thefield during his senior season in 2006-07. The two otherColonials to lead the NEC in field goal percentage are for-mer forward Steve Napper (1995-98), who shot 66.2 per-cent in 1997-98, and former forward Chaz McCrommon(2000-05), who converted 52.3 percent of his shots duringthe 2003-04 campaign.

    NCAA Tournament: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010 NIT: 2008

    ALL GAMES - INDIVIDUALVelton Jones

    Steals ................................................................................. 5th (1.56)Assists ............................................................................... 6th (3.97)Assist / Turnover Ratio .................................................. 11th (1.44)Scoring .............................................................................. 21st (12.1)Minutes ........................................................................ 22nd (29.38)

    Russell JohnsonRebounding ........................................................................ 8th (6.7)Defensive Rebounds ....................................................... 8th (4.59)Offensive Rebounds ....................................................... 13th (2.13)Scoring ............................................................................. 25th (11.0)Minutes ........................................................................ 27th (26.84)

    Lijah ThompsonField Goal Percentage ...................................................... 1st (.555)Offensive Rebounds ....................................................... 12th (2.16)Blocked Shots ................................................................. 15th (0.69)

    Anthony MyersAssist / Turnover Ratio .................................................... 7th (1.87)Assists .............................................................................. 11th (3.63)

    Coron WilliamsThree-Point Field Goal Pct. ............................................ 1st (.466)

  • Rider-Robert Morris Statistical Comparison *Category Rider RMU

    All Games All GamesPoints Per Game 73.1 67.3Points Allowed Per Game 68.8 65.5Scoring Margin +4.3 + 1.8Field-Goal Percentage .467 .420Three-Point FG Percentage .391 .357 Three-Point FG Made per Game 7.7 6.7 Free-Throw Percentage .649 .685Opponent FG Percentage .407 .419Opponent Three-Point FG Percentage .328 .339Opponent Free-Throw Percentage .672 .670Rebound Average 35.9 35.1Rebound Margin - 1.2 + 0.5* 2010-11 statistics

    Scouting the Broncs- Rider posted an overall record of 23-11 (.676) in 2010-11, including amark of 13-5 (.722) in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference that was good enough to finishin a tie for second place with Iona. The Broncs advanced to the semifinals of the MAACTournament before falling to the Gaels but participated in the CollegeInsider.com PostseasonTournament (CIT), dropping an 84-50 decision at the University of Northern Iowa. Rider is ledby senior guard/forward Novar Gadson, who has posted career totals of 1,153 points and 622rebounds. Last season Gadson averaged 13.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest while fin-ishing second for the Broncs in blocks with 31. Rider will also be bolstered by the addition ofsenior guard Jeff Jones, who scored 555 points in three seasons at Virginia before transferringto Rider and sitting out the 2010-11 season.

    Rider Head Coach - The 2011-12 campaign marks the sixth season for head coach TommyDempsey (Susquehanna 97) at Rider. He enters Fridays 2011-12 season opener againstRobert Morris having posted a record of 98-65 (.601) as head coach of the Broncs. Dempseyspent two seasons as head coach of Keystone College, compiling a 55-8 record, and was 33-4in his lone season as the head coach of Lackawanna College.

    RMUs Last Game - Redshirt junior forward Russell Johnson and redshirt sophomore guardCoron Williams each surpassed 20 points in helping Robert Morris to a 76-70 victory overWheeling Jesuit at the Charles L. Sewall Center in RMUs only exhibition contest of the pre-season, Oct. 31. Johnson posted the games lone double-double with game-highs in bothpoints (23) and rebounds (10) on the strength of a 6-for-8 performance from the field and an11-for-15 effort from the foul line. He also led the Colonials with four assists and added twosteals and a block. Williams tallied 22 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the floor, including 3-of-5 from long range, and a 5-for-6 mark from the charity stripe. Robert Morris built a 46-32advantage early in the second half and still maintained a double-figure lead near the midwaypoint of the final frame, but the Cardinals mounted a late rally to tighten the affair. WheelingJesuits Recardo Gaddy hit a three-pointer with 2:43 remaining in regulation to tie the game,64-64, for the first time in the half. Once the Cardinals had evened the game, Robert Morristook control, aided in large part by Johnson. RMU scored on each of its final six possessionswhile forcing the Cardinals into three missed field goals along with a turnover over the clos-ing stretch. Johnson notched eight points and snared four rebounds, including two key offen-sive boards, during the final 2:15 of regulation to effectively help Robert Morris seal the vic-tory. Redshirt junior guard Velton Jones also nailed four free throws in the final minute tohelp RMU close out the game. Jones finished with eight points and four rebounds while con-tributing three assists without a turnover. After RMU tallied the games first five points,which came on an opening-possession layup by senior Lawrence Bridges and a three by Jones,Wheeling Jesuit soon knotted the game, 7-7, fewer than three minutes into the contest. Forthe next 13 minutes of action, neither team could open up a significant advantage as the leaddid not extend beyond four points in either direction.

    Leading Scorers: Johnson (23), Williams (22), V. Jones (8), Bridges (6), Thompson (6)Leading Rebounders: Johnson (10), Thompson (4), V. Jones (4), Williams (4)Assists: Johnson (4), V. Jones (3), Williams (1), Myers (1), L. Jones (1)

    2010-11 RMU Basketball NEC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010

    INDIVIDUALPoints32 Abraham @ Wagner 1/6/1129 Jones vs. Wagner $ 3/3/1128 Abraham @ Ohio 1/2/1126 Abraham vs. Youngstown State 12/11/1026 Johnson @ Appalachian State 12/18/1026 Williams vs. Wagner 2/26/1124 Abraham vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 1/13/1122 Johnson @ Cleveland State 11/29/1022 Jones @ Sacred Heart 1/29/1122 Johnson @ Long Island $ 3/9/1121 Johnson @ St. Francis (N.Y.) 12/4/1020 Jones @ Long Island 12/2/1020 Abraham vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) 2/9/1120 Jones @ Long Island $ 3/9/11

    Rebounds12 Johnson @ Pittsburgh 11/23/1012 Thompson @ Wagner 1/6/1111 Johnson @ Mount St. Marys 1/8/1110 Johnson @ Kent State 11/16/1010 Johnson @ Morgan State 12/30/10

    Assists10 Myers vs. Youngstown State 12/11/1010 Myers vs. Bryant 2/3/119 Myers @ Long Island 12/2/109 Jones @ Sacred Heart 1/29/119 Jones vs. Wagner 2/26/11

    Steals4 Williams @ West Virginia 12/7/104 Jones vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 1/22/114 Thompson vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) 1/22/114 Myers @ Sacred Heart 1/29/114 Jones @ Saint Francis (Pa.) 2/12/114 Myers vs. Wagner $ 3/3/11

    Blocks4 Thompson @ Fairleigh Dickinson 2/17/11

    Field Goals11 Johnson @ Appalachian State 12/18/109 Johnson @ St. Francis (N.Y.) 12/4/109 Abraham @ Wagner 1/6/119 Williams vs. Wagner 2/24/11

    Three-Point Field Goals8 Abraham vs. Youngstown State 12/11/106 Abraham vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 1/13/11

    TEAMScoring91 vs. Bryant (91-38) 2/3/1190 vs. Youngstown State (90-60) 12/11/1083 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (83-65) 1/13/11

    Scoring Defense30 * vs. Saint Peters (55-30) 11/13/1038 vs. Bryant (91-38) 2/3/1148 @ Mount St. Marys (51-48) 1/8/11

    Field Goal Percentage.574 vs. Youngstown State (31-for-54) 12/11/10.571 vs. Bryant (32-for-56) 2/3/11.551 @ Saint Francis (27-for-49) 2/12/11

    Field Goal Percentage Defense.167 * vs. Saint Peters (6-for-36) 11/13/10.227 vs. Bryant (10-for-44) 2/3/11.333 @ Mount St. Marys (16-for-48) 1/8/11

    * RMU single-game school record; $ NEC Tournament

    2010-11 Top Performances

  • NCAA Tournament: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010 NIT: 2008

    THE UNIVERSITYLocation: Moon Township, Pa.Founded: 1921Enrollment: 5,000President: Gregory G. DellOmo, Ph.D.Affiliation: NCAA Division IConference: Northeast (NEC)Home Court (capacity): Charles L. Sewall Center (3,056)Year Opened: 1985School Colors: Blue (282) and White with Red (187)Nickname: ColonialsUniversity Website: www.rmu.eduAthletics Website: www.rmucolonials.com

    INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICSDirector of Athletics: Craig Coleman, M.D.Senior Associate Athletic Director: Marty GalosiAssociate Athletic Director: / SWA: Addie MutiAssociate Athletic Director: Sean SimmonsAssociate Athletic Director: Don SmithAssistant Athletic Director: Ryan FleischerFaculty Representative: Scott Branvold, Ed.D.Division I Programs: 23 (10 men, 13 women)Athletics Phone: (412) 397-4913

    THE TEAMHead Coach: Andrew Toole (Penn, 2003)Tooles Record at RMU: 18-14 (.563 - second season)Tooles Career Record: 18-14 (.563 - second season)Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 6 / 3Starters Returning / Lost: 4 / 1

    PROGRAM HISTORYFirst Season of Mens Basketball: 1976-77All-Time Record: 479-529 (.475)All-Time NEC Record (1981 - present): 283- 233 (.548)NEC Regular-Season Championships: 9NEC Tournament Championships: 7NCAA Tournament Appearances / Last: 7 / 2010NIT Appearances / Last: 1 / 2008All-Northeast Conference Selections: 31 All-Time Sewall Center Record (1985 - ): 223-119 (.652)Last Postseason Opponent / Year: Villanova / 2010Result: L, 70-73 (OT)

    SPORTS INFORMATIONSID (Mens Basketball Contact): Jim DuzykOffice: (412) 397-4919Cell: (412) 498-8359E-mail Address: [email protected] Fax: (412) 397-4943Basketball Press Row: (412) 397-3959Assistant Sports Information Director: Ken BakerSports Information Graduate Assistant: Spencer KowitzSports Information Graduate Assistant: Brian Deutsch

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    Robert Morris Quick FactsGrowing Up - As the 2010-11 season progressed for Robert Morris, a young team beganto mature. The Colonials started the 2010-11 campaign 1-5 (.167) in games decided byfive points or less, and despite a three-point overtime setback @ Long Island (3/9/11) inthe championship game of the 2011 NEC Tournament, RMU owned a mark of 8-2 (.800)in close games after the calendar switched to 2011. Overall on the 2010-11 season theColonials finished with a mark of 9-7 (.563) in games decided by five points or less.Robert Morris will look to carry the success it had late in the 2010-11 campaign thanksto four returning starters in 2011-12. Over the last four seasons, RMU owns a record of25-14 (.641) in games decided by five points or less.

    Five Against One - Thanks to a 66-49 victory over Wagner (2/26/11) in its 2010-11 regular-season finale, Robert Morris broke its own school and Northeast Conferencerecord for victories over a five-year span. The Colonials had compiled 105 wins from2005 to 2010 but ended the 2010-11 season with 108 victories since the beginning ofthe 2006-07 campaign. In addition, RMUs 58 wins in the league over the last four yearsis a school and league record, while the Colonials have amassed 116 victories in the NECsince the beginning of the 2001-02 campaign, the most in the league in the last 10 sea-sons.

    The CW Network - One Colonial who could break out for Robert Morris in 2011-12 isredshirt sophomore guard Coron Williams, arguably the purest shooter on the rosterand one of the best in the Northeast Conference. Over the final six games of the 2010-11 season, Williams averaged 15.5 points while shooting 64.7 percent (33-for-51) fromthe floor, including 68 percent (17-for-25) from long range. Williams exploded for acareer-high 26 points in a 66-49 victory over Wagner (2/24/11) in RMUs 2010-11 regu-lar-season finale, which tied the Robert Morris freshman single-game record forpoints. All-time leading scorer Myron Walker (1990-94) also finished with 26 points ina 99-71 victory over Mount St. Marys (1/24/91) at the Sewall Center.

    Liftoff With Lijah - While redshirt sophomore guard Coron Williams supplied RobertMorris with offensive punch down the stretch of the 2010-11 campaign, arguably theone Colonial who advanced the farthest throughout the course of the year was juniorforward Lijah Thompson. From the beginning of February through the end of the year,a stretch in with the Colonials went 9-2 (.818), Thompson averaged 11.9 points and 4.6rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent (47-for-81) from the field and 75.5 per-cent (37-for-49) at the charity stripe.

    MTV VJ - Velton Jones provided Robert Morris with inspired play throughout the courseof his sophomore season, but at no time was that more evident than down the stretchof the 2010-11 campaign. Jones reached double figures in scoring in 15 of his last 17 con-tests, averaging 14.9 points over that span while shooting 42.9 percent (75-for-175)from the floor and also producing averages of 4.4 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.

    The Rock - The only Colonial to start all 32 games for Robert Morris in 2010-11, juniorguard Velton Jones enters the 2011-12 season with the longest active streak for bothgames played and games started. Jones has played in 67 straight games for RMU datingback to the 2009-10 campaign and has earned 52 straight starts. He also enters the2011-12 season opener against Rider Friday having reached double figures in scoring insix straight games. Jones owns 62 career starts overall, far and away the highest markfor a Colonial. Redshirt junior forward Russell Johnson ranks second for Robert Morrisin career starts with 27. Jones and Johnson have each appeared in 67 consecutivegames for RMU, the longest active streak, while junior forward Lijah Thompson is next,having appeared in 44 consecutive games.

    Board Games - A big key to the success that Robert Morris has had over the last fourseasons has been due in large part to the programs ability to crash the boards. Sincethe beginning of the 2007-08 campaign, Robert Morris owns a record of 69-10 (.873)when the Colonials are even or better in rebounding in a game, including a 66-8 (.692)mark when outrebounding their opponent. In Andrew Tooles first season as headcocah in 2010-11, RMU posted a record of 14-4 (.778) when outrebounding its oppo-nent.

  • NEC GAMES - TEAMScoring Offense ............................................................... 5th (68.6)Scoring Defense .............................................................. 2nd (63.8)Scoring Margin .............................................................. 3rd (+ 4.7)Free Throw Pct. ............................................................... 5th (.705)Field Goal Pct. ................................................................. 5th (.435)Field Goal Pct. Defense ................................................... 4th (.419)3-Pt. Field Goal Pct. ........................................................ 1st (.386)3-Pt. Field Goal Pct. Defense ......................................... 8th (.364)3-Pt. Field Goals Made .................................................... 4th (6.83)Rebounding Offense ....................................................... 5th (34.7)Rebounding Defense ........................................................ 1st (31.8)Rebounding Margin ....................................................... 3rd (+ 2.8)Blocked Shots ................................................................ 11th (2.06)Assists ............................................................................ 5th (13.78)Steals ................................................................................ 4th (7.00)Turnover Margin ......................................................... 2nd (+ 2.22)Assist / Turnover Ratio ................................................. 2nd (1.11)Offensive Rebounds ..................................................... 6th (12.00)Defensive Rebounds ..................................................... 9th (22.67)

    Robert Morris in the 2010-11 Northeast Conference Rankings

    (NEC Games - Final)

    Did You Know?Redshirt freshman guard Coron Williams is the fourthColonial in the last eight years to lead the NortheastConference in three-point field goal percentage againstleague foes. Williams, who shot 48.4 percent (30-for-62)from long range in 2010-11 against the NEC, joins formerColonials Aaron Thomas, Derek Coleman and JimmyLanghurst. Thomas shot 49 percent (49-for-100) from deepin 2003-04 against league foes, while Coleman converted45.5 percent (51-of-112) of his shots in 2005-06. In 2008-09,Langhurst paced the circuit at 48.1 percent (38-for-79).

    NEC GAMES - INDIVIDUALKaron Abraham

    Three-Point Field Goal Pct. ........................................... 2nd (.474)Three-Point Field Goals per Game ................................ 4th (2.64)Free-Throw Pct. ............................................................... 6th (.826)Scoring ............................................................................ 14th (13.6)

    Velton JonesAssists .............................................................................. 7th (3.94)Steals ................................................................................ 8th (1.39)Assist / Turnover Ratio ................................................. 15th (1.39)Scoring ........................................................................... 18th (12.6)

    Russell JohnsonRebounding .................................................................... T-7th (6.5)Defensive Rebounds ....................................................... 7th (4.50)Free-Throw Pct. ............................................................... 8th (.816)Offensive Rebounds ...................................................... 15th (2.00)

    Anthony MyersAssist / Turnover Ratio .................................................. 3rd (2.44)Assists ............................................................................. 11th (3.67)

    Lijah ThompsonField Goal Percentage ..................................................... 6th (.525)Offensive Rebounds .................................................... T-8th (2.28)Free-Throw Pct. ................................................................ 9th (.811)

    Coron WilliamsThree-Point Field Goal Pct. ............................................ 1st (.484)

    2010-11 RMU Basketball NEC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010

    The Dish Network - Sophomore guard Anthony Myers provides the Colonials withdepth at the point guard position and is coming off a record-breaking freshman cam-paign. Myers finished the 2010-11 with 116 assists, establishing an RMU freshmanrecord in the category. He broke the old mark of 106 that was set by former guardSamba Johnson (1992-94) in 1992-93. Myers ranked 11th in the Northeast Conferencelast year in assists per game (3.63) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.87).

    Two Pair - Guards Velton Jones and Anthony Myers joined a select group of players inschool history last season thanks to the ability of the duo to create for their team-mates. Jones and Myers became the fourth pair of teammates to each eclipse 100assists on the year and the first since former Colonials Derek Coleman (2003-07) andTony Lee (2004-08) combined for 275 dimes during the 2006-07 campaign. Jonesrecorded a team-high 127 assists in 2010-11, while Myers finished with 116, an RMUfreshman record. Jones enters the 2011-12 campaign with 226 career assists, whichranks third among active players in the Northeast Conference. A look at the RobertMorris teammates in school history to each eclipse 100 assists:

    Year Player (Assists) Player (Assists) Total1981-82 Forest Grant (188) Chipper Harris (128) 3162006-07 Derek Coleman (152) Tony Lee (123) 2751982-83 Forest Grant (152) Chipper Harris (120) 2721983-84 Forest Grant (144) Chipper Harris (121) 2651990-91 Andre Boyd (137) Wade Timmerson (126) 2632010-11 Velton Jones (127) Anthony Myers (116) 243

    Locked In - For the sixth time this season Robert Morris shot 50 percent or better fromthe field in a 78-74 win over No. 6 seed Wagner (3/3/11), as the Colonials converted 52.2percent (24-for-46) of their attempts from the floor. RMU is 6-0 so far this seasonwhen it shoots 50 percent or better from the floor and has now won 21 straight gameswhen accomplishing the feat. The last loss for Robert Morris when shooting betterthan 50 percent came in a 92-72 loss @ Pittsburgh (2/2/09), when the Colonials shot57.4 percent (27-for-47). RMU has also won 30 straight games against NortheastConference foes when turning the trick, with its last loss an 88-86 setback @ CentralConnecticut State (2/22/07) when the Colonials shot 57.4 percent (35-for-61).

    The Comeback Kids - Robert Morris has shown a penchant this season for being able toclimb out of large deficits, proving no lead is safe for its opponent. In a 54-51 win overSt. Francis (N.Y.) (1/22/11) at the Charles L. Sewall Center, the Colonials trailed by 10 inthe first half, 24-14, before posting a three-point triumph. It marked the fourth timethis season RMU has trailed by double digits only to earn a victory. Robert Morristrailed by 13 in the first half before earning a 69-63 win over Duquesne (11/19/10) andalso faced a 13-point deficit in the first half before posting a 79-76 overtime victory @Ohio (1/2/11). The Colonials also trailed by 10 in the first half against Monmouth(1/15/11) before rebounding to post a 60-57 win at the Charles L. Sewall Center.

    In The Clutch - Redshirt junior guard Velton Jones came through with one of thebiggest shots of his career in a 64-62 victory @ No. 2 seed Quinnipiac (3/6/11) in thesemifinals of the 2011 NEC Tournament, hitting a jumper with 4.3 seconds to play togive the Colonials the victory. Jones, who finished with 13 points, eight assists andthree steals in the win over the Bobcats, added his name to a pantheon of greats atRMU that has sank a game-winning shot in final 15 seconds of a game. A look at the lastfive Colonials to sink a game-winning shot late for Robert Morris:

    Player Opponent (Date) Time ScoreVelton Jones @ Quinnipiac (3/6/11) * 4.3 seconds W, 64-62Russell Johnson @ Monmouth (2/19/11) 3.3 seconds W, 62-60Dallas Green vs. Mount St. Marys (3/11/09) * 2.5 seconds W, 48-46Jeremy Chappell @ Sacred Heart (1/10/09) 2.1 seconds (OT) W, 72-70Bateko Francisco vs. Youngstown State (11/25/08) 2.7 seconds W, 74-72Jeremy Chappell @ Mount St. Marys (3/2/06) * 12.3 seconds # W, 67-66* NEC Tournament; # three-pointer

  • Double-Figure Scoring Games (90 in 2010-11) ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 CareerKaron Abraham -- -- 24 16 40Velton Jones -- -- 12 20 32Russell Johnson -- -- 9 18 27Lijah Thompson -- -- 0 16 16Gary Wallace 1 6 5 3 15Coron Williams -- -- 0 9 9Yann Charles -- -- -- 4 4Anthony Myers -- -- -- 2 2Lawrence Bridges -- -- -- 2 2

    40-Point Scoring Games (0 in 2010-11) ...NoneLast @ Eastern Michigan (11/26/02) by Maurice Carter (42 points)

    30-Point Scoring Games (1 in 2010-11) ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 CareerKaron Abraham -- -- -- 1 1Last @ Wagner (1/6/11) by Karon Abraham (32 points)

    20-Point Scoring Games (14 in 2010-11) ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 CareerKaron Abraham -- -- 6 5 11Velton Jones -- -- 1 4 5Russell Johnson -- -- 0 4 4Coron Williams -- -- 0 1 1

    Last @ LIU (3/9/11) by Russell Johnson (22 pts) & Velton Jones (20 pts)

    Double-Figure Rebounding Games (5 in 2010-11) ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 CareerRussell Johnson -- -- 3 4 7Lijah Thompson -- -- 0 1 1

    Last @ Mount St. Marys (1/8/11) by Russell Johnson (11 rebounds)

    Double-Doubles (4 in 2010-11) ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 CareerRussell Johnson -- -- 2 3 5Lijah Thompson -- -- 0 1 1

    Last @ Wagner (1/6/11) by Lijah Thompson (10 pts, 12 reb)

    Triple-Doubles (0 in 2010-11) ...NoneLast @ C. Conn. State (2/14/08) by Tony Lee (12 pts, 10 reb, 10 assists)

    10 + Assist Games (2 in 2010-11) ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 CareerVelton Jones -- -- 1 0 1Anthony Myers -- -- -- 2 2

    Last vs. Bryant (2/3/11) by Anthony Myers (10 assists)

    5+ Steal Games (0 in 2010-11) ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 CareerVelton Jones -- -- 1 0 1Russell Johnson -- -- 1 0 1

    Last @ Monmouth (1/23/10) by Russell Johnson (five steals)

    5+ Three-Pointers in a Game (10 in 2010-11) ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 CareerKaron Abraham -- -- 4 7 11Coron Williams -- -- 0 2 2 Russell Johnson -- -- 0 1 1

    Abraham in 2010-11: vs. Youngstown State (12/11/10), 8-for-12 ... @ Ohio(1/2/11), 5-for-10 ... @ Wagner (1/6/11), 5-for-10 ... vs. Fairleigh Dickinson(1/13/11), 6-for-7 ... vs. Monmouth (1/15/11), 5-for-11 ... @ Sacred Heart(1/29/11), 5-for-12 ... vs. Bryant (2/3/11), 5-for-6 ... Johnson in 2010-11: @Cleveland State (11/29/10), 5-for-7 ... Williams in 2010-11: @ Monmouth(2/19/11), 5-for-5 ... vs. Wagner (2/26/11), 5-for-6

    Miscellaneous Statistics (2010-11)RMUs Record When (Player) scores in double figures ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career (Pct.)Karon Abraham -- -- 16-8 11-5 27-13 (.675)Velton Jones -- -- 5-7 13-7 18-14 (.563)Russell Johnson -- -- 4-5 9-9 13-14 (.481)Lijah Thompson -- -- 0-0 11-5 11-5 (.688)Gary Wallace 1-0 4-2 5-0 1-2 11-4 (.733)Coron Williams -- -- 0-0 7-2 7-2 (.778)Yann Charles -- -- -- 3-1 3-1 (.750)Anthony Myers -- -- -- 1-1 1-1 (.500)Lawrence Bridges -- -- -- 0-2 0-2 (.000)

    RMUs Record When (Player) scores 40+ Points ... NoneLast @ Eastern Michigan (11/26/02) by Maurice Carter (42 points)

    RMUs Record When (Player) scores 30+ Points ... Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career (Pct.)Karon Abraham -- -- -- 0-1 0-1 (.000)Last @ Wagner (1/6/11) by Karon Abraham (32 points)

    RMUs Record When (Player) scores 20+ Points ... Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career (Pct.)Karon Abraham -- -- 5-1 4-1 9-2 (.818)Velton Jones -- -- 1-0 2-2 3-2 (.600)Russell Johnson -- -- 0-0 0-4 0-4 (.000)Coron Williams -- -- 0-0 1-0 1-0 (1.000)

    Last @ LIU (3/9/11) by Russell Johnson (22 pts) & Velton Jones (20 pts)

    RMUs Record When (Player) grabs 10+ rebounds ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career (Pct.)Russell Johnson -- -- 2-1 1-3 3-4 (.429)Lijah Thompson -- -- 0-0 0-1 0-1 (.000)

    Last @ Mount St. Marys (1/8/11) by Russell Johnson (11 rebounds)

    RMUs Record When (Player) records a double-double ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career (Pct.)Russell Johnson -- -- 2-0 0-3 2-3 (.400)Lijah Thompson -- -- 0-0 0-1 0-1 (.000)

    Last @ Wagner (1/6/11) by Lijah Thompson (10 pts, 12 reb)

    RMUs Record When (Player) records a triple-double ...NoneLast @ C. Conn. State (2/14/08) by Tony Lee (12 pts, 10 reb, 10 assists)

    RMUs Record When (Player) dishes out 10+ assists ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career (Pct.)Velton Jones -- -- 1-0 0-0 1-0 (1.000)Anthony Myers -- -- -- 2-0 2-0 (1.000)

    Last vs. Bryant (2/3/11) by Anthony Myers (10 assists)

    RMUs Record When (Player) posts 5+ steals ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career (Pct.)Velton Jones -- -- 0-1 0-0 0-1 (.000)Russell Johnson -- -- 1-0 0-0 1-0 (1.000)

    Last @ Monmouth (1/23/10) by Russell Johnson (five steals)

    RMUs Record When (Player) hits 5+ three-pointers in a game ...Player 07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 Career (Pct.)Karon Abraham -- -- 2-2 5-2 7-4 (.636)Russell Johnson -- -- 0-0 0-1 0-1 (.000 )Coron Williams -- -- 0-0 2-0 2-0 (1.000)

    Abraham in 2010-11: vs. Youngstown State (12/11/10), 8-for-12 ... @ Ohio (1/2/11),5-for-10 ... @ Wagner (1/6/11), 5-for-10 ... vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (1/13/11), 6-for-7... vs. Monmouth (1/15/11), 5-for-11 ... @ Sacred Heart (1/29/11), 5-for-12 ... vs.Bryant (2/3/11), 5-for-6 ... Johnson in 2010-11: @ Cleveland State (11/29/10), 5-for-7 ... Williams in 2010-11: @ Monmouth (2/19/11), 5-for-5 ... vs. Wagner (2/26/11), 5-for-6

    NCAA Tournament: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010 NIT: 2008

  • Lineup Record

    [email protected] Saint [email protected] Penn #@ James Madison #vs. La Salle #@ Pittsburgh #FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON *MONMOUTH *@ Duquesne 7:00 p.m.CLEVELAND [email protected] Youngstown [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Bryant *@ Central Conn. State *QUINNIPIAC *SACRED HEART *@ Fairleigh Dickinson *@ Monmouth *LONG ISLAND *ST. FRANCIS (N.Y.) *@ Wagner *@ Mount St. Marys *@ Saint Francis (Pa.) *SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) *BRYANT *CENTRAL CONN. STATE *@ Sacred Heart *@ Quinnipiac *

    * Northeast Conference game

    Career Starts Player-by-PlayerPlayer 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 CareerVelton Jones -- 30 32 0 62Russell Johnson -- 6 21 0 27Mike McFadden * -- 24 -- 0 24Lijah Thompson -- 0 22 0 22Anthony Myers -- -- 13 0 13Lawrence Bridges -- -- 11 0 11Coron Williams -- 0 10 0 10David Applon -- -- -- 0 0Keith Armstrong -- -- -- 0 0Brandon Herman -- -- -- 0 0Lucky Jones -- -- -- 0 0Darren Washington -- -- -- 0 0

    * McFaddens career starts include 24 at Iona during the 2009-10 campaign prior to transferring

    School Record Points Previous1. Gonzaga (21) 0-0 740 -2. Butler (7) 0-0 698 -3. Creighton (1) 0-0 662 -4. Belmont 0-0 588 -5. Wichita State 0-0 584 -6. Iona 0-0 498 -7. George Mason (1) 0-0 480 -8. Harvard 0-0 468 -9. BYU (1) 0-0 461 -

    10. Drexel 0-0 398 -11. St. Mary's 0-0 447 -12. Kent State 0-0 401 -13. VCU 0-0 398 -14. Akron 0-0 316 -15. Detroit 0-0 309 -16. Old Dominion 0-0 280 -17. Fairfield 0-0 259 -18. Long Beach State 0-0 254 -19. Weber State 0-0 207 -20. Indiana State 0-0 169 -21. Bucknell 0-0 155 -22. Cleveland State 0-0 149 -23. UC Santa Barbara 0-0 89 -24. Oakland 0-0 79 -25. Santa Clara 0-0 78 -

    OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Davidson 77, Long Island 65, Florida Atlantic64, Rider 56, Oral Roberts 54, San Francisco 45, UNC Ashville 42,Northern Iowa 40, College of Charleston 37, Western Michigan 36, AustinPeay 34, Murray State 30, Wisconsin Milwaukee 23, Missouri State 22,Coastal Carolina 20, Miami 18, Montana 18

    CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 PollOctober 31, 2011

    RMUs Record with (Player) in Starting LineupPlayer 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 Career (Pct.)Velton Jones -- 20-10 18-14 0-0 38-24 (.613)Russell Johnson -- 3-3 9-12 0-0 12-15 (.444)Mike McFadden * -- 16-8 -- 0-0 16-8 (.667)Lijah Thompson -- 0-0 14-8 0-0 14-8 (.636)Anthony Myers -- -- 6-7 0-0 6-7 (.462)Lawrence Bridges -- -- 9-2 0-0 9-2 (.818)Coron Williams -- 0-0 5-5 0-0 5-5 (.500)David Applon -- -- -- 0-0 0-0 (.000)Keith Armstrong -- -- -- 0-0 0-0 (.000)Brandon Herman -- -- -- 0-0 0-0 (.000)Lucky Jones -- -- -- 0-0 0-0 (.000)Darren Washington -- -- -- 0-0 0-0 (.000)

    Number of Different Starting Lineups since 2007-08

    Year No.2007-08 32008-09 92009-10 72010-11 92011-12 0TOTAL 28

    2011-12 Starting Lineups(F, F, G, G, G)

    2010-11 RMU Basketball NEC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010

  • ROBERT MORRISSINGLE-SEASON RECORDS

    Points1. Myron Walker (1991-92) 6142. Jeremy Chappell (2008-09) 5853. Gene Nabors (1999-2000) 5724. Myron Walker (1993-94) 5635. Chipper Harris (1983-84) 5536. Chipper Harris (1982-83) 5407. Vaughn Luton (1987-88) 5378. Chipper Harris (1981-82) 5309. Maurice Carter (2002-03) 51710. Gabe Jackson (1994-95) 495

    Three-Point Field Goals1. Scott Shepherd (1988-89) 932. Karon Abraham (2009-10) 853. Maurice Carter (2002-03) 84

    Jeremy Chappell (2008-09) 845. Aaron Thomas (2003-04) 786. Derek Coleman (2005-06) 747. Tyler Bacon (2001-02) 708. Gene Nabors (1999-2000) 69

    Jimmy Langhurst (2007-08) 6910. Jimmy Langhurst (2008-09) 66

    Rebounds1. Earl Cureton (1976-77) 2742. Anthony Dickens (1989-90) 2713. A.J. Jackson (2005-06) 2594. Anthony Dickens (1985-86) 2375. Mike Morton (1979-80) 2346. Tony Lee (2007-08) 2257. Tom Underman (1984-85) 221

    Jeremy Chappell (2008-09) 2219. Steve Pettyjohn (1999-2000) 21910. Roy Dudley (1982-83) 218

    Free Throw Percentage (min. 50 attempts)1. Derek Coleman (2006-07) .8812. Brandon Welsch (1998-99) .8773. Gene Nabors (1998-99) .8744. Aaron Thomas (2000-01) .8525. Karon Abraham (2009-10) .851

    Karon Abraham (2010-11) .8517. Mike Brunson (1985-86) .850

    A.J. Jackson (2006-07) .850Jimmy Langhurst (2008-09) .850

    10. DaMarcus Ellis (2002-03) .849

    Assists1. Tony Lee (2007-08) 2172. Wade Timmerson (1991-92) 2043. Forest Grant (1981-82) 1894. Javier Smith (1997-98) 1735. Forest Grant (1982-83) 152

    Derek Coleman (2006-07) 1527. Hosea Champine (1978-79) 1508. Javier Smith (1996-97) 144

    Forest Grant (1983-84) 14410. Andre Boyd (1990-91) 137

    Derek Coleman (2005-06) 137

    The Last Time it Happened (Individual) ... AN RMU PLAYER SCORED 40+ POINTS (span of 276 games overall)

    Home - NoneRoad - 42 by Maurice Carter in a 99-85 loss @ Eastern Michigan, 11/26/02 (span of 141 games)Neutral - None

    AN RMU PLAYER SCORED 30+ POINTS (span of 18 games overall)Home - 34 by A.J. Jackson in 90-74 win over Long Island, 2/26/07 (span of 60 games)Road - 32 by Karon Abraham in an 83-78 overtime loss @ Wagner, 1/6/11 (span of 8 games)Neutral - 35 by Gene Nabors in an 80-61 win over Mount St. Marys, 3/4/00 (span of 15 games) *

    TWO RMU PLAYERS RECORDED A DOUBLE-DOUBLE (span of 55 games overall)Home - By A.J. Jackson (39 points, 11 rebounds) and Tony Lee (11 points, 14 rebounds) in an

    89-77 win over Quinnipiac, 2/12/06 (span of 75 games)Road - By Russell Johnson (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Dallas Green (10 points, 10 rebounds)

    in a 72-67 win @ Youngstown State, 12/30/09 (span of 30 games)Neutral - By Ricky Cannon (24 points, 10 rebounds) and Joe Falletta (12 points, 12 rebounds)

    in a 105-86 victory over Texas A&M in Huntington, W.Va., 11/30/90 (span of 24 games) #

    THREE RMU PLAYERS SCORED 20+ POINTS (span of 146 games overall)Home - By Kevin Covert (24), Steve Pettyjohn (23) and Gene Nabors (20) in a 102-99 overtime loss

    to Quinnipiac, 2/19/00 (span of 149 games) Road - By A.J. Jackson (28), Tony Lee (23) and Derek Coleman (20) in a 94-75 victory

    @ Saint Francis (Pa.), 1/23/07 (span of 72 games)Neutral - By Scott Shepherd (24), Ricky Cannon (21) and Andre Boyd (20) in a 105-86 victory

    over Texas A&M in Huntington, W.Va., 11/30/90 (span of 24 games) #

    SIX RMU PLAYERS SCORED IN DOUBLE FIGURES (span of 83 games overall)Home - By Rob Robinson (20), Jeremy Chappell (17), Gary Wallace (15), Jimmy Langhurst (14),

    Dallas Green (13) and Khalif Foster (10) in a 104-56 victory over Wagner, 1/17/09 (span of 34 games)

    Road - By Jeremy Chappell (21), Jimmy Langhurst (21), Tony Lee (19), A.J. Jackson (13),Bateko Francisco (12) and Dallas Green (11) in a 111-107 overtime loss @ Seton Hall, 11/18/07 (span of 67 games)

    Neutral - By Scott Shepherd (24), Ricky Cannon (21), Andre Boyd (20), Joe Falletta (12), Magdi Billal (12) and Wade Timmerson (10) in a 105-86 victory over Texas A&M in Huntington, W.Va., 11/30/90 (span of 24 games) #

    AN RMU PLAYER HIT 7+ THREE-POINTERS (span of 23 games overall)Home - By Karon Abraham (8-for-12) in a 90-60 win over Youngstown State, 12/11/10

    (span of 10 games; also tied a Charles L. Sewall Center record)Road - By Gene Nabors (9-for-15) in a 66-59 overtime victory @ Monmouth, 2/5/00

    (span of 177 games; also tied single-game school record)Neutral - By Gene Nabors (7-for-10) in a 72-52 victory against Saint Francis (Pa.), 3/3/00

    (span of 16 games) *

    MISCELLANEOUS INDIVIDUALAn RMU player finished with 20 or more rebounds: By Mike Morton (20) in a 67-63 loss againstBaltimore, 1/12/80 (span of 919 games overall)An RMU player finished with 15 or more rebounds: By A.J. Jackson (15) in a 73-69 victory @Marshall, 11/16/06 (span of 161 games overall) An RMU player had 10 or more assists: By Anthony Myers (10) in a 91-38 win over Bryant, 2/3/11(span of 10 games overall)An RMU player had five or more steals: By Russell Johnson (5) in a 66-53 win @ Monmouth, 1/23/10(span of 47 games overall)Three RMU players with 10+ rebounds: By Steve Pettyjohn (11), Gene Nabors (10) and Matt Smith(10) in an 73-58 win over Mt. St. Marys, 1/29/00 (span of 350 games overall)Two RMU players with 10+ rebounds: By Tony Lee (12) and A.J. Jackson (10) in a 74-69 loss @ LongIsland, 2/16/06 (span of 169 games overall)

    * Northeast Conference Tournament# Marshall Memorial Classic (Huntington, W.Va.)

    NCAA Tournament: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010 NIT: 2008

  • Games leading RMU in scoring (w/ties)...Player 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 CareerVelton Jones -- 2 10 0 12Russell Johnson -- 2 5 0 7Coron Williams -- 0 4 0 4Lijah Thompson -- 0 2 0 2 Lawrence Bridges -- -- 1 0 1

    Games leading RMU in rebounding (w/ties)...Player 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 CareerRussell Johnson -- 9 16 0 25Lijah Thompson -- 1 8 0 9Lawrence Bridges -- -- 5 0 5Anthony Myers -- -- 3 0 3Velton Jones -- 1 0 0 1Coron Williams -- 0 1 0 1

    Games leading RMU in assists (w/ties)...Player 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 CareerVelton Jones -- 16 17 0 33Anthony Myers -- -- 16 0 16Russell Johnson -- 2 4 0 6Coron Williams -- 0 2 0 2

    Games leading RMU in steals (w/ties)...Player 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 CareerVelton Jones -- 12 16 0 28Russell Johnson -- 7 7 0 14Anthony Myers -- -- 10 0 10Coron Williams -- 0 5 0 5Lijah Thompson -- 0 4 0 4

    Leading the Colonials ...

    Dunks (0 in 2011-12) ...Player 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 CareerLijah Thompson -- 2 20 0 22Russell Johnson -- 7 1 0 8Lawrence Bridges -- -- 5 0 5Coron Williams -- 0 1 0 1

    Charges Taken (0 in 2011-12) ...Player 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 CareerVelton Jones -- 20 13 0 33Russell Johnson -- 2 1 0 3Lawrence Bridges -- -- 1 0 1Lijah Thompson -- 0 1 0 1Coron Williams -- 0 1 0 1

    Consecutive Games ...Player 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 TotalVelton Jones -- 35 32 0 67Russell Johnson -- 35 32 0 67Lijah Thompson -- 12 32 0 44Coron Williams -- 0 32 0 32Lawrence Bridges -- 0 21 0 21

    Consecutive Starts ...Player 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 TotalVelton Jones -- 20 32 0 52Lijah Thompson -- 0 22 0 22Lawrence Bridges -- -- 11 0 11

    Just The Digits ...

    The Charles L. Sewall Center

    Robert Morris celebrated its 25th season of playing its home games at theCharles L. Sewall Center in 2009-10. The facility was dedicated in 1985 andnamed for the man who served Robert Morris as president from 1967 until1989.

    The Sewall Center has been the site where the Northeast ConferenceTournament champion has been crowned in mens basketball a total of fivetimes in the last 25 years, with the Colonials winning four of those titles. RMUwon the NEC Tournament on its home court in 1989, 1990, 1992 and 2009,while in 1986 No. 2 seed Marist won the championship with a 57-56 win overNo. 1 seed Fairleigh Dickinson.

    The 2009 NEC Tournament men's basketball championship game held at theSewall Center featured the first sell-out crowd in school history, with 3,227fans packed into the arena to watch Robert Morris post a 48-46 win overMount St. Marys that was televised nationally on ESPN2. Former forwardDallas Green (2006-10) hit the game-winning shot with 2.2 seconds to play tohelp lift the Colonials to their sixth NEC Tournament title. In addition, theRobert Morris womens basketball team claimed back-to-back NECTournament championships at the Sewall Center in 2007 and 2008.

    A look at the year-by-year record for Robert Morris playing at home since theopening of the Sewall Center in 1985:

    Overall NECYear Record Pct. Record Pct.1985-86 8-8 .500 4-4 .5001986-87 8-6 .571 3-5 .3751987-88 10-4 .714 5-3 .6251988-89 14-1 .933 7-1 .8751989-90 12-3 .800 6-2 .7501990-91 9-1 .900 7-1 .8751991-92 13-2 .867 7-1 .8751992-93 6-5 .545 5-4 .5561993-94 6-4 .600 5-4 .5561994-95 4-8 .333 2-7 .2221995-96 3-9 .250 1-8 .1111996-97 3-8 .272 2-7 .2221997-98 3-10 .231 1-7 .1251998-99 10-3 .769 7-3 .7001999-00 9-3 .750 6-2 .7502000-01 5-6 .455 5-5 .5002001-02 8-7 .533 8-2 .8002002-03 6-5 .545 5-4 .5562003-04 9-3 .750 6-3 .6672004-05 7-6 .538 5-4 .5562005-06 11-2 .846 7-2 .7782006-07 11-4 .733 6-3 .6672007-08 11-4 .733 7-2 .7782008-09 14-2 .875 8-1 .8892009-10 12-3 .800 8-1 .8892010-11 11-2 .846 7-2 .778TOTALS 223-119 .652 140-88 .614

    NOTABLE SEWALL CENTER VICTORIESNo. Result Date1 Robert Morris 67, Coppin State 55 Dec. 7, 198550 Robert Morris 67, Wagner 66 Feb. 22, 1990100 Robert Morris 66, Bucknell 51 Nov. 14, 1998150 Robert Morris 81, Central Conn. State 75 Jan. 29, 2005200 Robert Morris 48, Mount St. Marys 46 * March 11, 2009

    * 2009 NEC Tournament championship game

    2010-11 RMU Basketball NEC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010

  • The Last Time it Happened ...TEAM Bold: Occured during 2011-12 seasonWon in Overtime 79-76 @ Ohio (1/2/11)Lost in Overtime 82-85 @ Long Island (3/9/11) $Won by 30+ points (30) 90-60 vs. Youngstown State (12/11/10)Won by 40+ points (53) 91-38 vs. Bryant (2/13/11)Lost by 30+ points (33) 49-82 @ West Virginia (12/7/10)Lost by 40+ points (40) 100-60 @ Syracuse (11/11/09)Scored 100 points (107) W, 107-76 vs. Alcorn State (11/21/09)Allowed 100 points (100) L, 100-60 @ Syracuse (11/11/09)Scored 90-99 points (91) W, 91-68 vs. Bryant (2/13/11)Allowed 90-99 points (92) L, 92-72 @ Pittsburgh (2/2/09)Both teams scored 100 points L, 111-107 @ Seton Hall (11/18/07) (OT)Scored 40-49 points (49) L, 49-82 @ West Virginia (12/7/10)Allowed 40-49 points (49) W, 66-49 vs. Wagner (2/26/11)Shot 60% from the field (64.1) W, 75-63 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (2/6/10)Opponent shot 60% (61.9) L, 75-84 @ Sacred Heart (1/29/11)Shot less than 30% (29.8) L, 49-82 @ West Virginia (12/11/10)Opp. shot less than 30% (22.7) W, 91-38 vs. Bryant (2/3/11)Made 10+ three-point FGs (14) W, 91-38 vs. Bryant (2/3/11)Att. 25+ three-point FGs (25) L, 82-85 @ Long Island (3/9/11) (OT) $Made 30+ free throws (30) W, 79-66 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (2/8/99)50+ rebounds (50) W, 93-77 @ Navy (11/14/07)25+ assists (26) W, 91-38 vs. Bryant (2/3/11)10+ steals (13) W, 78-74 vs. Wagner (3/3/11) $Blocked 5+ shots (5) W, 74-50 @ Fairleigh Dickinson (2/17/11)$ Northeast Conference Tournament

    RMU 2010-11 Statistical TrendsRobert Morris was ...

    At home ..................................................................................... 11-2On the road ............................................................................... 7-12Neutral Site ................................................................................ 0-0Overtime .................................................................................... 1-2Day Games .................................................................................. 4-4Night Games ........................................................................... 14-10Home Northeast Conference ................................................... 7-2Away Northeast Conference .................................................... 5-4Games decided by 1 point ......................................................... 1-1Games decided by 5-2 points ................................................... 8-6Games decided by 6-9 points ................................................... 2-2Games decided by 10 points or more ...................................... 7-5When outrebounding opponent ............................................ 14-4When outrebounded by opponent .......................................... 4-9When rebounds equal ............................................................... 0-1When leading at the half ......................................................... 13-4When trailing at the half ......................................................... 5-10When tied at the half ................................................................. 0-0When playing teams w/ winning record ................................. 5-9When playing teams w/ losing record ................................... 12-5When playing teams w/ .500 record ....................................... 0-0When outshooting opponent ................................................ 12-12When outshot by opponent .................................................... 6-2When tied in shooting w/ opponent ........................................ 0-0When team has 30+ rebounds .............................................. 13-11When team has 40+ rebounds ................................................. 4-3When team has 50+ rebounds .................................................. 0-0When team shoots below 40% ................................................. 5-8When team shoots 40% or above ........................................... 13-6When team shoots 50% or above ........................................... 6-0When RMU makes 5+ 3-pt. field goals ................................. 17-11When RMU makes 10+ 3-pt. field goals .................................. 4-1When an RMU player scores 20+ ............................................. 7-6When an RMU player scores 30+ ............................................. 0-1When an RMU players scores 40+ ........................................... 0-0When an RMU player has 10+ rebounds ................................. 1-3When an RMU player has 10+ assists ...................................... 2-0When an RMU player has 5+ steals ......................................... 0-0FROM THE FIELDWhen scoring 80 or more points ............................................. 3-1When scoring 70-79 points ..................................................... 6-2When scoring 60-69 points ...................................................... 6-5When scoring below 60 points ................................................. 3-6When opponents score under 60 points ................................. 8-1When opponents score 60-69 points ...................................... 7-4When opponents score 70-79 points ...................................... 3-2When opponents score 80 or more points ............................. 0-7STREAKSComing off a win ...................................................................... 9-9Coming off a loss ........................................................................ 8-5Longest winning streak .......................... eight (2/9/11 to 3/6/11)Longest losing streak ..................... three (12/18/10 to 12/30/10)Current Streak ............................................................................. L1DAYS OF THE WEEKMonday ....................................................................................... 0-1Tuesday ....................................................................................... 0-3Wednesday ................................................................................. 0-2Thursday .................................................................................... 7-4Friday .......................................................................................... 1-0Saturday ..................................................................................... 8-4Sunday ........................................................................................ 2-0

    Career Games / StartsNo. Player GP GS1 Mike McFadden 30 242 Velton Jones 67 623 Coron Williams 35 104 David Appolon 0 05 Anthony Myers 32 13

    11 Lijah Thompson 62 2212 Darren Washington 0 020 Brandon Herman 0 022 Lucky Jones 0 024 Lawrence Bridges 28 1134 Russell Johnson 67 2745 Keith Armstrong 0 0

    The Need for ThreeOver the course of the last decade, converting the three-point shot and Robert Morris havebecome synonymous. Despite having its string of consecutive seasons with at least 200three-pointers snapped at six by finishing with 197 in 2009-10, the Colonials are still topsin the Northeast Conference over the last 10 years in three-point field goals made per game.Since the start of the 2001-02 season, the Colonials have averaged 7.14 three-pointers percontest, ahead of St. Francis (N.Y.), which has averaged 7.00 three-pointers a game. In 2010-11, guard Karon Abraham paced Robert Morris by draining 59 three-pointers, whileredshirt freshman guard Coron Williams finished with 48. As a club, the Colonials finishedfourth in the NEC in 2010-11 with an average of 6.72 per game. A breakdown of the NECs topfive teams in three-pointers made since the 2001-02 campaign ...

    Team G No. Avg./G1. Robert Morris 308 2,198 7.142. St. Francis (N.Y.) 291 2,038 7.003. Long Island 292 2,016 6.904. Wagner 299 1,953 6.535. Monmouth 307 1,984 6.46

    NCAA Tournament: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010 NIT: 2008

  • Robert Morris 2011-12 Season Highs

    #1 - MIKE McFADDEN (So., F, Newark, N.J.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #2 - VELTON JONES (R-Jr., G, Philadelphia, Pa.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #3 - CORON WILLIAMS (R-So., G, Midlothian, Va.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #4 - DAVID APPOLON (Fr. , G, Philadelphia, Pa.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #5 - ANTHONY MYERS (So., G, Washington, D.C.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #11 - LIJAH THOMPSON (Jr., F, Philadelphia, Pa.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #12 - DARREN WASHINGTON (Fr., F, Belleville, Mich.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #20 - BRANDON HERMAN (Fr., G, Chattanooga, Tenn.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #22 - LUCKY JONES (G/F, Fr., Newark, N.J.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #24 - LAWRENCE BRIDGES (Sr., F, Detroit, Mich.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #34 - RUSSELL JOHNSON (R-Jr., F, Chester, Pa.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #45- KEITH ARMSTRONG (F, Fr., Raleigh, N.C.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    Note: Totals in bold for returning players a career high established during 2010-11 season

    2010-11 RMU Basketball NEC Champions: 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010

  • Robert Morris Career Highs

    #1 - MIKE McFADDEN (So., F, Newark, N.J.)Pts: 16 vs. Long Island (12/9/09)Reb: 7 on two occasionsAst: 2 on six occasionsFG: 6 vs. Baylor (11/27/09)FGA: 14 vs. Baylor (11/27/09)3FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 7 vs. Norfolk State (11/21/09)FTA: 8 vs. Norfolk State (11/21/09)Blk: 2 on two occasionsStl: 3 vs. Baylor (11/27/09)Min: 32 vs. Baylor (11/27/09)

    #2 - VELTON JONES (R-Jr., G, Philadelphia, Pa.)Pts: 29 vs. Wagner (3/3/11) - NEC TournamentReb: 8 @ Monmouth (2/19/11)Ast: 10 vs. Ohio (1/2/10)FG: 9 vs. Long Island (1/28/10)FGA: 16 @ Long Island (12/2/10)3FG: 4 on two occasions3FGA: 10 @ Long Island (12/2/10)FTM: 14 @ Quinnipiac (1/27/11)FTA: 17 @ Quinnipiac (1/27/11)Blk: 1 on two occasionsStl: 5 @ Albany (11/22/09)Min: 39 @ Long Island (3/9/11) - NEC Tournament

    #3 - CORON WILLIAMS (R-So., G, Midlothian, Va.)Pts: 26 vs. Wagner (2/26/11)Reb: 5 vs. Wagner (2/26/11)Ast: 5 @ Ohio (1/2/11)FG: 9 vs. Wagner (2/26/11)FGA: 11 @ Long Island (3/9/11) - NEC Tournament3FG: 5 on two occasions3FGA: 8 @ West Virginia (12/7/10)FTM: 6 vs. Wagner (3/3/11) - NEC TournamentFTA: 7 vs. Wagner (3/3/11) - NEC TournamentBlk: 1 on two occasionsStl: 4 @ West Virginia (12/7/10)Min: 41 @ Long Island (3/9/11) - NEC Tournament

    #4 - DAVID APPOLON (Fr. , G, Philadelphia, Pa.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #5 - ANTHONY MYERS (Fr., G, Washington, D.C.)Pts: 10 on two occasionsReb: 7 @ Long Island (12/2/10)Ast: 10 on two occasionsFG: 5 @ Mount St. Marys (1/8/11)FGA: 9 vs. Long Island (1/29/11)3FG: 2 vs. Mount St. Marys (2/24/11)3FGA: 3 on two occasionsFTM: 5 vs. Wagner (3/3/11) - NEC TournamentFTA: 6 on two occasionsBlk: 0Stl: 4 on two occasionsMin: 36 @ St. Francis (N.Y.) (12/4/10)

    #11 - LIJAH THOMPSON (So., F, Philadelphia, Pa.)Pts: 18 vs. Bryant (2/3/11)Reb: 12 @ Wagner (1/6/11)Ast: 2 on six occasionsFG: 7 vs. Bryant (2/3/11)FGA: 12 on two occasions3FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 10 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (2/9/11)FTA: 11 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (2/9/11)Blk: 4 @ Fairleigh Dickinson (2/17/11)Stl: 4 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) (1/22/11)Min: 30 on two occasions

    #12 - DARREN WASHINGTON (Fr., F, Belleville, Mich.)Pts: 0Reb: 0Ast: 0FG: 0FGA: 03FG: 03FGA: 0FTM: 0FTA: 0Blk: 0Stl: 0Min: 0

    #20 - BRANDO