2016-17 LIU Gameday Opponent Notes – Game 16 – Robert Morris

Opponent Info

Opponent: Robert Morris
Nickname: Colonials
Conference: NEC
This season’s record: 5-10, 1-1 NEC Recent Game: Loss at FDU
Head Coach: Andy Toole (7th season)
Current KenPom ranking: 256

Game Information

Location: Sewall Center
Time: 7:00 pm
Online: NEC Front Row (PBP – Chris Shovlin & Color – Jim Elias)
Live Stats: http://sidearmstats.com/rmu/mbball/

Series History

73th all-time meeting.

Robert Morris leads the all-time series 42-30. Last season, Robert Morris swept both meetings. In the last three seasons, Robert Morris and LIU have alternated season sweeps with RMU getting two of the three.

Who to watch on the other side

Isaiah Still – 6’6” Sophomore Guard

Still leads RMU in scoring at 15.4 PPG while shooting 40 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three. Still has scored in double figures in 12 of his 14 games played season. He scored 22 points in the NEC season-opening win at Sacred Heart last Thursday.

What you need to know

LIU Brooklyn snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up their first NEC win of the season with a 74-63 victory over Bryant last Saturday afternoon.

Senior Jerome Frink collected his fifth double-double of the season with 23 points and 15 rebounds versus Bryant. It was his third double-double in the last six games.

Freshman Jashaun Agosto returned to the LIU starting lineup after missing one game due to injury and had one of his best games of the season with 17 points and a career-high 9 assists with no turnovers versus Bryant. Agosto is averaging 14 ppg over his last seven games while dishing out 21 assists to committing just 14 turnovers in that span. He has committed just six of those turnovers in the last five games.

Freshman Julian Batts (Jeannette, PA) return back to the Pittsburgh area for the first time as a Blackbird. Batts has started the last two games for LIU, the first starts of his LIU career. He is just 3 for 8 shooting with six points in his two starts.

Nura Zanna was ejected for LIU’s last game versus Bryant after picking up two technical fouls arguing with the official on an offensive foul call against him.

What does KenPom say

Win Probability: 31%

Predicted final score: 69-63, Robert Morris

LIU’s next game

LIU Brooklyn completes their Western Pennsylvania road trip with a visit to Saint Francis U. on Saturday, January 7th. Tip is scheduled for 4:00 pm and the game can be seen on necfrontrow.com.

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