NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Josh Williams scored 15 points to lead four Colonials in double figures and Robert Morris defeated Central Connecticut 70-59 on Monday to stay atop the Northeast Conference.
The Colonials (10-9, 5-1) have won six of their last seven and concluded a four-game road trip against NEC foes, winning three.
Jamir Coleman, a junior college transfer, had his highest-scoring game as a Blue Devil with 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting with nine rebounds. Michael Underwood came off the bench to make four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points.
Robert Morris led most of the game with Williams scoring 11 points and Petteway 10 in the first half for a 36-28 lead. The Colonials went up by 13 in the second half with the Blue Devils (8-11, 2-4) getting within seven, the final time with 2:12 remaining, but no closer.
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