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Robert Morris Dominates Milwaukee in All Phases on Senior Day 80-60



Robert Morris honored seniors Kahliel Spear and Michael Inexperienced III previous to the group’s matchup in opposition to Milwaukee. The Panthers entered the evening in a three-way tie for second place within the Horizon League and regarded to maintain tempo with Cleveland State and Northern Kentucky. The RMU seniors wouldn’t let that occur. Not even shut.

The Colonials (14-5, 9-9 Horizon League) dominated the whole sport and benefitted from a number of Milwaukee (18-10, 12-6) missed free throws to win by 20 factors, 80-60, and as soon as lead by 27. Spear totaled one other double-double at 14 factors and 11 rebounds together with three steals and Inexperienced added 14 on 4-of-7 three-point capturing. 

Spear and Inexperienced III have been main elements in an RMU program starting to search out its footing within the Horizon League after becoming a member of the convention three years in the past. 

RMU began the evening with power and ignited a hypothetical firing within the constructing, hitting early pictures and driving the momentum of a sizzling begin from Spear. Ahmad Rand and Spear each linked on layups for the primary factors on both aspect, had been fouled on the try, and knocked down a free throw to finish a three-point play. The Colonials lead 11-8 on the first media timeout, however that’s when the tide started to show. 

It wasn’t lengthy earlier than Milwaukee managed the tempo and tempo. The Panthers launched into a 13-8 run earlier than MGIII sank a transition triple to place the Colonials inside two (21-19). Spear hit two free throws two possessions later and was removed from executed. Spear added two extra on the line.

After trailing 21-16 earlier than the Inexperienced III triple, RMU launched into a 16-2 run and grabbed a 32-21 benefit following a TJ Wainwright left-wing three with 5:42 remaining within the half. 16-2 grew to become 27-12 to finish the primary 20 minutes because the Colonials held a 42-31 lead. 

Kahliel Spear paced RMU scoring 13 factors on 4-of-5 capturing whereas chipping in 5 rebounds. Inexperienced III added 5 factors, three rebounds, and two assists in quarter-hour, beginning for Josh Corbin, who knocked down three triples. Jackson Final added eight as Enoch Cheeks had a quiet two factors offensively, however did dish out 4 assists. 

The Colonials shot 14-of-33 from the sector and capitalized on a sizzling evening behind the arc. RMU totaled an 8-of-15 (53.3%) mark within the first half and out-rebounded MKE 24-13 together with 9-2 on the offensive glass.

Kentrell Pullian scored a team-best eight factors in 12 minutes as Milwaukee shot 45% as a group, 3-of-7 from deep, and dedicated one much less turnover than RMU (7-8). Rand added seven factors, two rebounds, and two blocks. 

Main 50-36 simply over three minutes into the resumption of play, Final fouled Elijah Jamison capturing behind the arc. Jamison linked on all three and allowed the Panthers to arrange a full-court press. Trapped within the near-side nook, Inexperienced III referred to as timeout as Milwaukee practically pressured a twelfth RMU turnover. 

Milwaukee stored chipping away and lower the deficit inside single digits on the under-12 media timeout, trailing 56-47. The management of Inexperienced III and Spear was on full show all through the evening and particularly within the second half. 

Each groups went chilly following the break within the motion. RMU didn’t rating in over three minutes till a transition left-handed layup by Cheeks. Following a steal, Spear tried to carry the home down on an enormous tomahawk dunk by which he was fouled and took a tough fall. He walked off the ground after taking a second to rise up and drew the under-eight media timeout with the rating 59-49 in favor of RMU. Spear hit 1-of-2 free throws. 

Final stepped up on each ends and added two free throws and a floater to additional push the RMU lead. The Colonials accomplished a 9-1 run following the under-eight break to go forward 68-50 coming into the subsequent timeout. 

RMU accomplished a 23-5 run coming into the ultimate 32 seconds of the sport and sealed the deal offensively and defensively to defeat the Panthers. 

Final completed with 16 factors and three steals. Corbin additionally added 16 factors on 6-of-10 capturing in 28 minutes. 

The Colonials shot 45.8% as a group and 44.4% from three, making 12-of-27 triples. Jamison scored 13 for Milwaukee, 5 on the line, and Pullian registered 10. Rand added 13 and BJ Freeman shot 4-of-11 because the Panthers shot higher from three (7-of-16) than general from the sector (22-of-53).

Andy Toole’s group dominated the glass 45-23, 16-6 on the offensive boards, and added 17 assists. The Panthers closed by capturing 9-of-16 (56.3%) on the line.

RMU hosts convention No. 1 Youngstown State Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. to shut the regular-season residence schedule. 


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Duquesne Reaches Out To Boise Middle Switch Middle Burke Smith



The Duquesne Dukes are amongst a listing of groups which have reached out to Boise State middle Burke Smith.

In two seasons with Boise State, Smith hasn’t acquired a lot taking part in time, however the potential is actually there. This previous season, Smith performed in simply 10 video games and averaged simply 3.4 minutes per recreation.

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Smith is 6’11”, 230-pounds and is initially from Glen Allen, Virginia. Popping out of Trinity Episcopal Excessive College, Smith was a 3-star recruit as he led his group to a 104-18 report and 4 Virginia Prep League titles throughout his profession. As a senior, Smith averaged 14.4 factors, 7.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and a couple of.2 blocks per recreation. Regardless of his measurement, Smith shot 37.6% from 3-point vary and was one of many high capturing massive males in Virginia.

The Dukes shall be shedding measurement of their entrance court docket with the commencement of Austin Rotroff and Joe Reece, so Keith Dambrot shall be wanting so as to add some measurement to his 2023-24 roster.

Different faculties which have additionally reportedly reached out to Smith embody Michigan State, Richmond, Princeton, Florida Atlantic, Wyoming, Tulsa, East Carolina, Montana State and Florida Gulf Coast.


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Duquesne Basketball Q&A With Dave Harper



With each Duquesne basketball seasons within the books, there may be now loads of time to look again on the peaks and valleys each the women and men have skilled.

This piece would be the first in regard to season evaluate as Duquesne Vice President of Athletics Dave Harper spoke to PSN’s Zac Weiss previous to the lads’s staff formally being within the CBI.

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Under are his ideas in full.

General ideas on the lads’s staff’s season: “Clearly we had been all happy with the progress that we’ve made however on the identical time there’s a relentless drive to be a high-level postseason caliber staff and there can be a give attention to recruitment and participant improvement with the gifted core that we’ve bought. Hopefully it would result in extra incremental success.”

Concerning the turnaround from final season to this marketing campaign: “Our coaches work tirelessly in recruiting. They traveled extensively, labored on evaluations and analytics. The mannequin we used final 12 months will assist us this 12 months. We’ve bought work to do however we’ve got issues in our toolkit to maximise alternatives with recruiting. Will probably be the identical tireless method to amass and retain good expertise.”

Ideas on the group the staff had in place this season: “That’s a testomony to the younger males, they’re unbelievable youngsters. They’re profitable youngsters and nice human beings that get pleasure from taking part in with each other, the core coming again helped set up the sturdy tradition we’ve got. Hopefully this could venture to extra success in our convention.”

On the setback to La Salle within the Atlantic 10 Championship: “I do know there’s a bitter style in everybody’s mouths with how all the things ended. We had some inconsistent play which was unlucky however probably the most telling this was the eagerness within the locker room. That scene I used to be proud to see, they’re passionate and categorical gratitude for each other. These attributes contribute to profitable. Now we have to play constantly and recruit extra items. That may result in extra incremental success.”

On what it would take to make that subsequent step: “I’ve an excessive amount of confidence as a result of they’ve been extra adaptive of their teaching and extra targeted on participant improvement. There’s a good camaraderie which is necessary. They’re energized with the place they’re at proper now. We’re 3-4 video games from being in that prime a part of the A-10 and postseason dialog. There may be lots of work to do however that workers is craving that chance.”

General ideas on the ladies’s season: “There was enchancment little question however like on the lads’s aspect, they’re wanting extra. Now we have room for development in a lot of areas. Now we have a core group coming again that may be developed. Recruiting so as to add a number of lacking items is what we have to battle for the highest spot within the convention.”

What it takes to return to the previous commonplace of success: “Our give attention to recruiting on recruiting and participant improvement is vital to get again to the place we as soon as had been. There’s a batch of gifted new coaches, so it’s going to be a tricky climb little question. Now we have to be laser targeted on what is required for extra success.”

Ideas on coach Dan Burt: “The important thing for any coach is how adaptive you might be to the sport and expertise that you’ve. If you are able to do that and perceive what it takes to achieve success, you possibly can adapt and put the gamers in a spot to succeed. That’s one thing all good coaches do and that’s one thing that Dan can give attention to.”

On each groups seeing elevated consideration: “There’s been some excellent advertising and marketing efforts to develop attendance however there’s nothing higher than having an entertaining product and that’s what we’ve got. They’re youngsters you wish to help due to how they play and who they’re. Now we have development in all areas however that’s the place our focus stays and received’t waver.”

Concerning Pink & Blue Collective: “The NIL conversations weren’t a lot inner as they had been exterior. We had been lucky to have a really gifted, passionate group of supporters that perceive the NIL and to be current in that area. You possibly can’t sit on the curve and cease; you must be energetic and have a sustainable technique. We’ll by no means have one the place a participant picks a faculty primarily based on that however these are a part of the general bundle. It’s a mandatory piece for achievement and we’re lucky to place it in place formally and took our time to do it proper. Issues out of the gate had been loopy in lots of methods. We began having discussions 4-5 months in the past and got here to a consensus and realized we had been going to have a robust system for our NIL. Our gamers can be concerned in a lot of NIL actions within the subsequent 2-3 months that can serve a objective. Placing all the help instruments in place was simply as necessary as kicking it off.”

On transferring ahead: “Now we have all the mandatory aims by way of what we’ll help and allocate assets accordingly. Now it’s incremental development. We’ll win the following factor we do in recruiting and creating gamers. It’s a unending focus put it that method. The turnarounds that each made usually are not simple and the problem of attending to the 23–25-win stage with the precise wins is a big climb. We’ve bought lots of work to do.”

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