Robert Morris 73, Duquesne 72
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP)—A.J. Jackson scored 18 of his 22 points after halftime and Robert Morris rallied from 10 points down midway through the second half to beat Duquesne 73-72 Saturday night.
Jackson made two free throws with 16 seconds remaining to give Robert Morris (5-1) the lead after the Colonials trailed 58-48 following a 12-0 Duquesne run. Duquesne (2-4), losing its fourth in a row, led by five points with 2:30 remaining.
Scott Grote, a freshman, missed a jumper in the final second that would have won it for the Dukes. Robert Mitchell, a freshman, had 29 points on 13-of-18 shooting for Duquesne, which is down to eight scholarship players following the shooting of five players in September.
Jackson, averaging 20.7 points, bounced back from a six-point game in a 67-53 loss to No. 2 Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Robert Morris, 4-0 for the first time in school history before losing to Pitt, is 3-0 at home this season and has won 14 of 16 there the last two seasons.
Duquesne lost for only the fifth time in 17 games against Robert Morris in the matchup of Pittsburgh schools. The Dukes won last season 73-58, one of only three victories they had in 27 games.