Robert Morris holds on for 81-79 win over Ohio

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP)—Karon Abraham scored 23 points and Rob Robinson added 21 to help Robert Morris defeat Ohio 81-79 on Saturday night.

Abraham scored five points in the final 2:19 as part of a 7-4 run to help Robert Morris (6-7) break a 74-74 tie.

Ohio (8-5) tied the game for the fourth time on two free throws by Kenneth Van Kempen with 2:14 to play.

The Bobcats took a 56-50 lead on a free throw by D.J. Cooper with 12:33 left. Robert Morris then answered with a 14-2 run, capped by a Dallas Green jump shot for a 64-58 lead with 7:59 to go.

Abraham was 6 of 7 from 3-point range to lead the Colonials to 60 percent from behind the arc (9 of 15).

Mezie Nwigwe added 11 points, including a free throw with 12:30 left to give Robert Morris its biggest lead, 22-6, with 12:30 left in the first half.

Jay Kinney scored 25 points and Cooper finished with 22 for Ohio.

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 Top Performers
 Ohio
Jay Kinney Jay Kinney
9-11,  25 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Robert Morris
Karon Abraham Karon Abraham
6-10,  23 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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