2009–10 Robert Morris Colonials men's basketball team

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2009-10 Robert Morris Colonials men's basketball
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NEC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Northeast Conference
2009-10 record 23–12 (15–3 NEC)
Head coach Mike Rice Jr.
Assistant coach Andrew Toole
Assistant coach Jimmy Martelli
Assistant coach Robby Pridgen
Home arena Charles L. Sewall Center
Seasons
« 2008-09 2010-11 »
2009–10 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Quinnipiac 15 3   .833     23 9   .719
Robert Morris 15 3   .833     23 12   .657
Mount St. Mary's 12 6   .667     16 15   .516
Long Island 11 7   .611     14 17   .452
Fairleigh Dickinson 10 8   .556     11 21   .344
St. Francis (PA) 9 9   .500     11 19   .367
Central Connecticut St. 9 9   .500     12 18   .400
Monmouth 8 10   .444     12 19   .387
St. Francis (NY) 8 10   .444     11 18   .379
Sacred Heart 7 11   .389     14 15   .483
Wagner 3 15   .167     5 26   .161
Bryant 1 17   .056     1 29   .033
2010 Northeast Conference Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Robert Morris Colonials men's basketball team represented Robert Morris University in the 2009–2010 NCAA Division I basketball season. Robert Morris was coached by Mike Rice Jr. and played their home games at the Charles L. Sewall Center in Moon Township, PA. The Colonials are a members of the Northeast Conference. They finished the season 23–12, 15–3 in NEC play. They won the 2010 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. They earned a 15 seed in the South Region and played 2 seed Villanova in the first round. The Colonials took Villanova to overtime before falling 73–70 to end their season.

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Rob Robinson 6'8" 215 F Sr. Waldorf, MD, U.S. Globe Institute of Technology
2 Mezie Nwigwe 6'4" 195 G Sr. Hyattsville, MD, U.S. High Point HS
3 Velton Jones 6'0" 170 G Fr. Philadelphia, PA, U.S. Northeast HS
4 Karon Abraham 6'5" 196 G Fr. Paterson, NJ, U.S. Harp Academy
5 Coron Williams 6'2" 170 G Fr. Midlothian, VA, U.S. Christchurch School
12 Jimmy Langhurst 5'11" 185 G Sr. Willard, OH, U.S. Willard HS
14 Gary Wallace 6'3" 200 G Jr. Montclair, NJ, U.S. Seton Hall Prep
15 Khalif Foster 6'3" 210 G So. Philadelphia, PA, U.S. Academy of the New Church
24 Dallas Green 6'8" 210 F Sr. Indianapolis, IN, U.S. Northwest HS
25 Brad Piehl 6'8" 215 F/C Fr. New Knoxville, OH, U.S. New Knoxville HS
34 Russell Johnson 6'6" 180 F Fr. Chester, PA, U.S. Chester HS
35 Lijah Thompson 6'7" 200 F Fr. Philadelphia, PA, U.S. Monsignor Bonner HS
44 Josiah Whitehead 6'6" 225 F Sr. Portsmouth, VA, U.S. Cecil CC

2009-10 schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/5/2009*
7:00pm
Shippensburg W 78–47 
Charles L. Sewall Center (887)
Moon Township, PA
Regular Season
11/11/2009*
7:00pm, ESPNU
at Syracuse
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 100–60  0–1
Carrier Dome (15,594)
Syracuse, NY
11/16/2009*
7:30pm
at Penn State L 80–61  0–2
Bryce Jordan Center (6,286)
University Park, PA
11/20/2009*
5:00pm
vs. Detroit–Mercy
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 71–59  0–3
SEFCU Arena (458)
Albany, NY
11/21/2009*
4:30pm
vs. Alcorn State
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 107–76  1–3
SEFCU Arena (433)
Albany, NY
11/22/2009*
9:00pm
at Albany
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 71–66  1–4
SEFCU Arena (1,914)
Albany, NY
12/3/2009
7:00pm
Mount St. Mary's W 63–57  2–4 (1–0)
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,211)
Moon Township, PA
12/5/2009
7:00pm
Wagner W 73–70  3–4 (2–0)
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,057)
Moon Township, PA
12/12/2009*
7:00pm
at Duquesne L 59–54  3–5
A. J. Palumbo Center (2,594)
Pittsburgh, PA
12/15/2009*
7:00pm
at Cleveland State W 78–70  4–5
Wolstein Center (1,257)
Cleveland, OH
12/19/2009*
7:00pm
Appalachian State L 65–52  4–6
Charles L. Sewall Center (837)
Moon Township, PA
12/22/2009*
7:00pm
Kent State L 76–72  4–7
Charles L. Sewall Center (643)
Moon Township, PA
12/30/2009*
5:30pm
at Youngstown State W 72–67  5–7
Beeghly Center (1,611)
Youngstown, OH
1/2/2010*
7:00pm
Ohio W 81–79  6–7
Charles L. Sewall Center (763)
Moon Township, PA
1/4/2010*
7:00pm
Morgan State W 78–75  7–7
Charles L. Sewall Center (648)
Moon Township, PA
1/7/2010
7:30pm
at Long Island L 74–64  7–8 (2–1)
Athletic, Recreation & Wellness Center (543)
Brooklyn, NY
1/9/2010
4:30pm
at St. Francis NY W 67–63  8–8 (3–1)
Pope Physical Education Center (307)
Brooklyn Heights, NY
1/14/2010
7:30pm
Fairleigh Dickinson W 80–73  9–8 (4–1)
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,058)
Moon Township, PA
1/16/2010
7:00pm
Monmouth W 78–67  10–8 (5–1)
Charles L. Sewall Center (898)
Moon Township, PA
1/21/2010
7:30pm
at Fairleigh Dickinson W 65–50  11–8 (6–1)
Rothman Center (459)
Hackensack, NJ
1/23/2010
4:00pm, FSN Pittsburgh
at Monmouth W 66–53  12–8 (7–1)
William T. Boylan Gymnasium (2,065)
West Long Branch, NJ
1/28/2010
7:30pm
Long Island W 66–58  13–8 (8–1)
Charles L. Sewall Center (934)
Moon Township, PA
1/30/2010
7:00pm
St. Francis NY W 74–56  14–8 (9–1)
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,124)
Moon Township, PA
2/4/2010
7:30pm
at Saint Francis PA W 76–67  15–8 (10–1)
DeGol Arena (1,341)
Loretto, PA
2/6/2010
7:00pm
Saint Francis PA W 75–63  16–8 (11–1)
Charles L. Sewall Center (238)
Moon Township, PA
2/8/2010*
8:00pm, FSN Pittsburgh
at #25 Pittsburgh L 77–53  16–9
Petersen Events Center (7,211)
Pittsburgh, PA
2/11/2010
8:00pm
at Central Connecticut State W 69–60  17–9 (12–1)
William H. Detrick Gymnasium (1,615)
New Britain, CT
2/13/2010
3:30pm
at Bryant W 52–42  18–9 (13–1)
Chace Athletic Center (823)
Smithfield, RI
2/18/2010
7:30pm
Sacred Heart W 64–39  19–9 (14–1)
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,134)
Moon Township, PA
2/20/2010
7:00pm
Quinnipiac L 87–79  19–10 (14–2)
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,867)
Moon Township, PA
2/25/2010
7:00pm
at Wagner W 76–55  20–10 (15–2)
Spiro Sports Center (667)
Staten Island, NY
2/27/2010
4:00pm
at Mount St. Mary's L 63–61  20–11 (15–3)
Knott Arena (2,121)
Emmitsburg, MD
2010 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
3/4/2010
7:00pm
Central Connecticut State
Quarterfinals
W 71–63  21–11
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,478)
Moon Township, PA
3/7/2010
7:00pm
Mount St. Mary's
Semifinals
W 80–62  22–11
Charles L. Sewall Center (1,538)
Moon Township, PA
3/10/2010
7:00pm, ESPN2
at Quinnipiac
Finals
W 52–50  23–11
TD Bank Sports Center (3,607)
Hamden, CT
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/2010*
12:30pm, CBS
vs. #9 Villanova
First round
L 70–73 OT 23–12
Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,106)
Providence, RI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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