MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Mike McFadden and Velton Jones scored 15 points apiece as Robert Morris defeated Cleveland State 71-62 Tuesday night in the consolation round of the 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off.
Lucky Jones added 13 points for Robert Morris. Both Velton and Lucky Jones made seven free throws for the Colonials, who shot 85.2 percent (23 of 27) from the line as a team.
Robert Morris (3-3) led by just four, 28-24, at intermission despite outshooting Cleveland State 52.4 percent (11 of 21) to 36 percent (9 of 25) in the first half.
The tables turned in the second half, with Cleveland State shooting 56 percent (14 of 25) and Robert Morris at 45.8 percent (11 of 24), but the Colonials sank 10 of their 18 second-half free throws over the final 2 minutes.
Charlie Lee led Cleveland State (4-2) with 20 points and Anton Grady had 16.