HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)—A.J. Jackson had 30 points and 15 rebounds and Robert Morris overcame a 15-point deficit over the final 10 minutes to beat Marshall 73-69 on Friday night.
Jeremy Chappell added 14 points for Robert Morris (2-0) and Derek Coleman scored 10.
Travis Aikens led Marshall (1-1) with 18 points. Chris Ross scored 14 and Mark Dorris and Tre Whitted added 10 apiece.
Markel Humphrey and Jean Francois Bro Grebe had 10 rebounds apiece as Marshall outrebounded Robert Morris 52-39.
But the Thundering Herd shot poorly, making 24-of-62 (38.7 percent) of its field goals and just 18-of-35 free throws (51 percent).
Ross’ layup gave Marshall its largest lead, 59-44, with 9:58 left in the game. Jackson then scored 16 points over the next eight minutes, including a 3-pointer with 1:35 remaining that tied the score at 67-67.
After Dorris made a free throw, Coleman’s 3-pointer with 49 seconds left put Robert Morris ahead for good, 70-68.