The Robert Morris Colonials (2-12. 0-1) fell flat against the Sacred Heart Pioneers (2-10, 1-0) at home on Saturday to open NEC play.
If the NEC was to have an all-star game prior to the start of conference play, who would fill eight roster spots on two teams?
An examination of the remaining five teams in the NEC, and how they're performing thus far.
Examining each team in the NEC in two parts prior to the start of conference play.
The Robert Morris Colonials (1-7) will most likely right this ship by the time NEC play rolls around. I think fans would prefer they start now.
There were a few sparks, but the end of road for the Robert Morris Colonials (20-15, 12-6) came at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils (30-4, 15-3) on Friday night.
The Robert Morris Colonials (20-14, 12-6) earned to the right to play the Duke Blue Devils (29-4, 15-3) on Friday with their 81-77 victory over the North Florida Ospreys (23-12, 12-2) in Dayton, OH on Wednesday night.
The Robert Morris Colonials (19-14, 12-6) of the Northeast Conference will battle the North Florida Ospreys (23-11, 12-2) of the Atlantic Sun on Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio at 6:40 p.m. Eastern on TruTV.
After four chances to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament over the last five seasons, the Robert Morris Colonials (19-14, 12-6) defeated the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (23-11, 15-3), 66-63, and will represent the NEC in the Big Dance.
The Robert Morris Colonials (18-14, 12-6) had an unexpected hero emerge in the form of sophomore point guard Kavon Stewart. His career-high 19 points powered his team over the Bryant Bulldogs (16-15, 12-6), 66-53 on Saturday afternoon.