State hoops roundup (Nov. 26): Robert Morris rallies from 11 down, nips Towson men, 67-66
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Nov 26, 2016 | 11:05 PM
Isaiah Still scored 16 points and Billy Giles' jumper with 1:35 remaining gave Robert Morris the lead for good, completing the Colonials' second-half comeback in a 67-66 victory over Towson on Saturday night.
Giles' shot put Robert Morris (2-5) on top 62-61 after trailing by 11 with 10:19 to play. Kavon Stewart had a steal, then made a 3 to put the Colonials up 65-61 with 58 seconds remaining.
Mike Morsell's 3-pointer with six seconds left reduced the deficit to one point, but Towson (3-3) ran out of time. Down 51-40, Robert Morris scored nine straight, punctuated by Giles' dunk with 8:28 left. The Tigers led 29-25 at halftime.
No. 12 Creighton 82, Loyola Maryland 52: The visiting Greyhounds (2-4) held the nation's best 3-point-shooting team to 27.8 percent from beyond the arc but fell to the Bluejays (6-0).
Creighton entered the game making 50.8 percent of its 3-pointers, tops in NCAA Division I, but the host Bluejays made just five of 18 3s. Creighton, however, scored 50 points in the paint to make up for its outside shooting.