Men’s basketball roundup: RMU vs. LIU Brooklyn

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RMU used big scoring performances from Isaiah Still, Kavon Stewart, and Dachon Burke to improve in the NEC standings Thursday evening.

By Ian Kist

Feb. 2, 2017

RMU 67 (8-16, NEC 4-7), LIU Brooklyn 63 (14-10, NEC 7-4): Robert Morris snapped a three game losing streak when they took down the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds in Brookyln, New York at the Steinberg Center. After holding a 32-30 lead at the halfway point, both teams would exchange multiple lead changes throughout the second half. However, RMU grabbed a 55-54 lead with under five minutes left to play and held on to the lead for the remaining minutes. Freshman Dachon Burke’s 2 made free throws with one second left on the clock put the game out of reach for the Blackbirds sealing the victory for the Colonials. RMU received a big performance from sophomore Isaiah Still who went 8 of 16 shooting from the field and 2 of 4 from beyond the three-point arc finishing with 21 total points. Kavon Stewart contributed to 15 points and Burke finished with a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.