Robinson helps Mt. St. Mary's rebound, 74-69 at Sacred Heart
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Junior Robinson scored 30 points, including a pair of clinching free throws as Mount Saint Mary's rebounded from a pair of setbacks and defeated Sacred Heart 74-69 on Saturday to remain in the running for a top seed in the upcoming Northeast Conference playoffs.
Sean Hoehn scored on a layup that pulled Sacred Heart to within 72-69 with nine seconds remaining but, after the final media timeout, Mount Saint Mary's inbounded to Robinson, who was fouled and sank both free throws with three seconds to play, pushing a third-straight loss out of reach. Hoehn missed a layup at the buzzer.
Despite being out-rebounded 48-26, the Mountaineers (16-13, 10-6) pressured Sacred Heart into 35-percent shooting (23 of 65) with 18 turnovers that they turned into 28 points.
Jonah Antonio and Donald Carey added 11 points each for the Mountaineers.
Updated February 17, 2018