Northeast Conference Tournament Finals
Quinnipiac is on a 5-game winning streak and they will be tough to beat in the finals of the Northeast Conference tournament since they have a better frontcourt than Robert Morris and are playing with a ton of confidence.
Quinnipiac Bobcats (23-8 15-3 Northeast) vs. Robert Morris Colonials (22-11 15-3 Northeast)
On Wednesday night in the Northeast Conference finals the Quinnipiac Bobcats face the Robert Morris Colonials for all the marbles. These two teams tied for the regular season Northeast Conference title and now the winner of this game will get an invite to the Big Dance.
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In the semifinals of the conference tournament on Sunday Robert Morris beat Mount St. Mary’s 80-62 and Quinnipiac beat Long Island University 83-78.
These two teams only played once this season and Quinnipiac beat Robert Morris 87-99.
Quinnipiac is currently on a roll, as they have won their last five games and nine of their last 10 games.
This season Robert Morris is 2-4 ATS and Quinnipiac was 0-2.
Robert Morris only has two players that are averaging in double figures led by G Karon Abraham (13.3 ppg). The Colonials play great team offense, as they have seven players that average between 5.8 and 10.1 ppg.
Quinnipiac has a solid inside outside game with guards James Feldeine (17.1 ppg) and James Johnson (12.2 ppg) and F Justin Rutty (15.2 ppg 11 rpg).
Rutty is a great rebounder and since Robert Morris does not have much of an inside presence they have to play good team defense and not allow Rutty to dominate the boards.
In the loss to Quinnipiac on February 20th Rutty had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Robert Morris was killed on the boards getting out-rebounded 37-28. If that happens again and the Bobcats win the battle of the glass they will win this game.
Robert Morris also has to keep the Bobcats from getting open looks from deep, as Quinnipiac can drain the three. Quinnipiac hit on 50% of their 3-pointers in the win over Robert Morris last month.
The Colonials are a team that needs to drain the three in order to win.
In four of the last five games between these two teams the total has gone Over four times.