MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — AJ Bramah scored 22 points with eight rebounds and top seed Robert Morris blunted St. Francis’ (BKN) upset bid with a 59-58 win on Wednesday night in a Northeast Conference Tournament quarterfinal.
After Chauncey Hawkins’ 3-pointer brought the Terriers within 59-58 with 17 second left, St. Francis fouled Jon Williams who missed the front end of a one-and-one. But Larry Moreno missed a jumper for the Terriers to end it.
Yannis Mendey made two foul shots with 79 seconds left to give Robert Morris a 58-51 lead. Hawkins then made four free throws in a 15-second span before sinking his 3. St. Francis entered the tournament as the eighth and final seed.
Josh Williams scored 11 for the Colonials. Robert Morris (18-14) advanced to play fourth-seeded Long Island on Saturday.