Robert Morris Colonials men's basketball

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Robert Morris Colonials
2016–17 Robert Morris Colonials men's basketball team
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University Robert Morris University
Conference NEC
Location Moon Township, PA
Head coach Andrew Toole (7th year)
Arena Charles L. Sewall Center
(Capacity: 3,056)
Nickname Colonials
Colors Blue, White, and White[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
NCAA Tournament appearances
1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010, 2015
Conference tournament champions
1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009, 2010, 2015
Conference regular season champions
1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

The Robert Morris Colonials men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Northeast Conference. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 2015, where the Colonials beat North Florida in the First Four, but then suffered a loss to #1 seeded Duke (the eventual national champion) by a score of 56-85 in the Round of 64. Five years earlier, in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, the 15 seed Colonials nearly upset Villanova in the first round before losing in overtime. After three years in charge and 73 wins, head coach Mike Rice Jr. left the program to take the head coaching job at Rutgers. After a short search, Robert Morris hired Rice's associate head coach, Andrew Toole, as the program's head coach. The team is also known for its upset over #1 seeded (and 2012 national champion) Kentucky at the buzzer in the opening round of the 2013 National Invitation Tournament, and another upset over traditional Big East Conference powerhouse St. John's in the opening round of the 2014 NIT. However, in both cases, the Colonials went on to lose in the second round.

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Colonials have appeared in the NCAA Tournament eight times. Their combined record is 2–8.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
1982 Round of 48 #12 #5 Indiana[2] L 62–94
1983 #12 Preliminary Round
First Round
#12 Georgia Southern
#5 Purdue
W 64–54
L 53–55
1989 #16 Round of 64 #1 Arizona L 60–94
1990 #15 Round of 64 #2 Kansas L 71–79
1992 #16 Round of 64 #1 UCLA L 53–73
2009 #15 Round of 64 #2 Michigan State L 62–77
2010 #15 Round of 64 #2 Villanova L 70–73 OT
2015 #16 First Four
Round of 64
#16 North Florida
#1 Duke
W 81–77
L 56–85

NIT results[edit]

The Colonials have appeared in three National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their record is 2–3.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2008 First Round Syracuse L 81–87
2013 First Round
Second Round
W 59–57
L 68–77
2014 First Round
Second Round
St. John's
W 89–78
L 71–82

CIT results[edit]

The Colonials have appeared in one Postseason Tournament (CIT). Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2012 First Round
Second Round
Indiana State
W 67–60
W 69–51
L 61–67


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