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RMU 2017 Media Day Video: Men’s And Women’s Basketball

While the renowned Sewall Center has gone by way of the wrecking ball on the Robert Morris University campus, Colonial men’s and women’s basketball is ready to take the floor and accept all the challenges playing in the Northeast Conference.

Coming off their back-to-back NEC Championships and seventh overall, the RMU women were selected to finish second, behind the Saint Francis University Red Flash, back in October in the 2017-2018 Preseason NEC Coaches Poll. They were second in the league last season in scoring offense, averaging 62.8 points a game while first in scoring defense, permitting just 57.0 points per contest.

The Colonials also claimed the conference’s academic Team GPA award in 2016-2017. Robert Morris begins the campaign on the road, Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4:00 p.m. in the Breslin Center against the Michigan State Spartans.

From RMU Athletics On – Head Coach Charlie Buscaglia and senior guard Shakema Dashiell at the Winter Sports Media Day…

For the RMU men, they were chosen to come in seventh in the 2017-2018 Preseason NEC Coaches Poll. They wrapped up the 2016-2017 campaign seventh in scoring offense, adding an average of 64.4 points a matchup to the box score while being second in the league in scoring defense, surrendering 67.8 points per outing.

Defense was a key element in head coach Andy Toole’s crew making it to the semifinal round of the NEC Tournament. They were fourth in field goal percentage defense at .438 and first in 3-Point field goal perentage defense at .298. The Blue, White, and Red get the season underway in the Buckeye State Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Value City Arena with Ohio State. The Colonials bring an overall record of 20-21 (.488) in season openers.

From RMU Athletics On – Coach Toole’s comments at the Winter Sports Media Day…

From RMU Athletics On – Junior guard Matty McConnell, who averaged 19.5 points per game in the NEC playoffs last year, talks with the media…

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