2012 CIT Tournament Bracket: Fairfield Eliminates Robert Morris

Robert Morris missed out on the NIT Tournament and the CBI Tournament, but they have found themselves in the 2012 CIT Tournament.

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CIT Scores: Robert Morris Loses To Fairfield In Quarterfinals

Robert Morris fell to Fairfield in the quarterfinals of the CIT Wednesday night, losing 67-61.

Fairfield steamrolled the Colonials down the stretch in the first half, building a 15-point lead with five minutes left to play before the break. Mike McFadden and Velton Jones led a comeback bid in the second half, and RMU got within two points after a foul shot by McFadden with less than two minutes left to play, but Fairfield ultimately held on.

McFadden had 20 points and seven rebounds for RMU in the loss. Maurice Barrow had 19 points and nine rebounds for Fairfield.

Robert Morris finishes its season 26-11.

Mercer and Utah State also advanced in the CIT on Tuesday, beating Old Dominion and Loyola Marymount, respectively. Mercer will take on Fairfield Saturday night at 7:00 p.m., and Utah State will play Oakland (which knocked off Rice in the quarterfinals on Tuesday) Sunday night at 9:00.

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2012 CIT Tournament, Robert Morris Vs. Toledo Final Score: Colonials Win 69-51

The Robert Morris Colonials move on in the second round of the 2012 CIT Tournament, knocking off the Toledo Rockets with a 69-51 victory on Saturday afternoon. Robert Morris jumped out to a big lead in the first half, taking a 30-16 scoring into halftime, and just coasted to the easy victory in the second half.

Coron Williams led the Colonials in scoring with 17 points while Velton Jones and Russell Johnson both picked up 10 points in the game. Robert Morris also got 13 points off the bench with six rebounds from Lucky Jones, who hit on three of his five three-point shot attempts. The Rockets got 14 points from Rian Pearson, but outside of Pearson just couldn't get much going offensively.

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2012 CIT Tournament: Busy Wednesday Features Nine Games

The CIT doesn't get nearly the publicity of any of the other tournaments that are going on right now, but the NCAA Tournament hasn't started yet so the CIT is a good chance to get your basketball fix before Thursday brings the big boys. Here is the complete schedule of CIT Tournament games that will be played on Wednesday. Robert Morris defeated Indiana State on Tuesday to advance to the second round.

Manhattan Vs. Albany, 7 p.m.
Yale Vs. Fairfield, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green Vs. Oakland, 7 p.m.
Buffalo Vs. American, 7:30 p.m.
Rice Vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 8 p.m.
North Dakota Vs. Drake, 8 p.m.
Cal State Bakersfield Vs. Utah State, 9 p.m.
UCSB Vs. Idaho, 10 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton Vs. Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m.

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2012 CIT Tournament, Robert Morris Vs. Indiana State Recap: Colonials Advance With 7-Point Win Over Sycamores

The Colonials of Robert Morris thought their season had ended in disappointment when they lost in the finals of the Northeast Conference Tournament to LIU. But the they received a bid to the CIT postseason tournament and new life with a trip to Indiana State in the first round. On Monday night, the Colonials advanced with a 67-60 win over the Sycamores.

The Colonials clinched the win on the defensive end, slowing down the game and holding the Sycamores to just 31 percent from behind the arc. Velton Jones and Coron Williams were the only Colonials in double figures, as Andrew Toole went nine deep and spread the wealth around. Russell Johnson did the dirty work in the paint, grabbing 11 boards while also adding nine points.

The Colonials do not yet know who they will face in the next round, as the CIT uses the old NIT model using first round results to create second round pairings.

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2012 CIT Tournament Schedule And Bracket: Robert Morris Tips Off Postseason On Tuesday

While it's certainly not the marquee postseason college basketball tournament, it's still the postseason and Robert Morris will face Indiana State on Tuesday night in the first round of the 2012 College Insider Tournament. The Colonials are looking to rebound from a Northeast Conference Finals loss to LIU, which earned the automatic berth and will play No. 1 seed Michigan State.

Indiana State finished the season at 18-14, and 8-10 in the two-bid Missouri Valley Conference. The Sycamores did beat Vanderbilt this season, the SEC champs and one of the hottest teams in the country entering the postseason. Indiana State is favored by 4.5 points. Tip is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Tuesday. The complete CIT schedule for Tuesday:

TUESDAY MARCH 13
Robert Morris (24-10) @ Indiana State (18-14) 7:00
Tennessee State (20-12) @ Mercer (22-11) 7:00
Coastal Carolina (19-11) @ Old Dominion (20-13) 7:00
Tennessee Tech (19-13) @ Georgia State (21-11) 7:00
McNeese State (17-15) @ Toledo (18-16) 7:00
Utah Valley State (20-12) @ Weber State (24-6) 9:00

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2012 CIT Tournament Bracket: Robert Morris Will Take On Indiana State

Robert Morris missed out on the NIT Tournament and the CBI Tournament, but they have found themselves in the 2012 CIT Tournament.

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