Robinson Drops Career High 28 -

Robinson Drops Career High 28

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Justin Robinson scored a career-high 28 points and Rider led all the way in defeating Southern California last night, 77-57. Robinson made all 5 of his 3-pointers, tying his career high. USC had no answer for Robinson, who also was perfect from the line, going 5 for 5.

Coach Dempsey, speaking after the game on Justin’s performance said:

“It was a great performance by a lot of guys tonight, but Justin was just fantastic.”

He added 1 rebound, 2 assists in 30 minutes. The night was also historical as Robinson scored his 1000th college point. Robinson is currently 29th in career scoring at Rider with 1,022 points. Teammate Tom Pereira played 10 minutes, missing his only 3 point field goal attempt.

Elsewhere, Alabama-Birmingham held off Middle Tennessee 76-71. Ovie Soko played 17 minutes before fouling out, going 4/5 from the floor for 8 points, whilst grabbing 3 rebounds.

Iowa State took control with a big first-half run to overwhelm Drake 91-43. Jamie Vanderbeken scored 9 points on 3/7 shooting, adding 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks in 22 minutes.

Loyola (Md.) defeated Maryland-Baltimore County 83-72. Shane Walker scored 9 points (2/7 shooting, 5/5 at the line), had 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block in 25 minutes.

Northwestern survived a scare from Texas-Pan American 77-71. Alex Marcotullio was relegated back to the bench after starting previously, playing 14 minutes, going 2/3 from the field for 5 points, grabbing 2 rebounds and getting 2 steals.

Bradley rallied for the second night in a row to defeat Loyola Marymount 59-57. Ashley Hamilton struggled, playing 11 minutes, going scoreless on 0/1 shooting and grabbed 2 rebounds.

Menelik Watson once again struggled as Marist were routed 79-59 by George Washington, fouling out in just 10 minutes. He scored 2 points on 1/1 shooting, whilst grabbing 1 rebound, dishing 1 assist and turning the ball over 3 times before his early exit.

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