PITTSBURGH — Isaiah Reese scored 12 of his 18 points after halftime and Jermaine Crumpton scored all 10 after the break as Canisius defeated Robert Morris 76-62 Friday night, ending an eight-game road losing streak.
Malik Johnson tossed in 13 points for the Golden Griffins (6-7) and Selvedin Planincic matched his career best with 11 points and swatted a career-best five blocked shots. Canisius shot 55 percent from the floor (31-56) to defeat Robert Morris for the first time in the last six meetings since 1988 in the nonconference series.
Koby Thomas led Robert Morris (6-7) with 20 points with eight rebounds but was the only player to score more than nine as the Colonials were 21 for 57 from the floor (37 percent). The game was the first of four home games the Colonials play at Duquesne’s A.J. Palumbo Center while a new arena is being constructed.
The win is the first in seven games this season for Canisius. The road losing streak extended back to February.