Jackson leads Robert Morris past St. Francis, 65-55
LORETTO, Pa. (AP)—A.J. Jackson scored 14 points, and Robert Morris rallied in the final seven minutes to hand St. Francis, Pa., its ninth straight loss, 65-55 Saturday night.
Robert Morris (13-6, 4-2 Northeast Conference) led 27-19 at the half.
St. Francis (3-15, 1-6) rallied in the second half and took a 43-37 lead with 11 minutes left. The Red Flash led 48-45 with 6:44 remaining before the Colonials took control.
Jimmy Langhurst tied it with a 3-pointer, and Bateko Francisco hit another on the ensuing possession to put Robert Morris ahead to stay.
A basket by Gary Wallace closed an 8-0 run, and the Colonials went on a 14-3 spurt to take a 59-51 lead.
Langhurst scored 12 points for Robert Morris, which built an early lead in the first with the help of a 13-0 run.
Devin Sweetney scored 12 points, and Bassirou Dieng had 11 in a reserve role for St. Francis.