Rodney Pryor scored 17 points and Robert Morris denied St. Francis, Brooklyn, its first NCAA Tournament bid, beating the Terriers 66-63 in the Northeast Conference tournament championship on Tuesday night.
Despite one of the worst starts to an overtime that RMU head Coach Andy Toole had ever seen, the Colonials (16-14, 12-6 NEC) fought until the end in to win a 71-70 nail-biter over Saint Francis University.
Lucky Jones hit a 3-pointer to pull ahead by one with 17 seconds left and finished with 15 points to help Robert Morris to a 67-65 win over St. Francis on Saturday.
Brent Jones scored 23 points and made a key defensive play in the closing seconds as St. Francis (N.Y.) held off Robert Morris 68-63 on Friday.
Earl Brown scored 16 points, Ben Millaud-Meunier added 14 as St. Francis (Pa.) walloped Duquesne on the glass en route to a 67-52 win Wednesday night.
Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and author, was scheduled to deliver a speech on Oct. 12 at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa.