SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island — Rodney Pryor's layup with :35 left gave Robert Morris the lead and Lucky Jones and Marquise Reed both padded it by hitting a pair of free throws as the Colonials edged Bryant, 76-70, and created at three-way tie for second place in the Northeast Conference.
Bryant won at Robert Morris on January 31, 71-68, but has not beaten the Colonials on its home court in five tries.
The eight-team field for the Northeast Conference tournament has been set, but teams still are jockeying for position within the field. Robert Morris (14-14), Mount St. Mary's (14-13) and Bryant (13-14) all are tied at 10-6 in conference.
Pryor finished 24 points to lead Robert Morris, with Jones adding 14 points and Reed contributing 13.