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Rapid Reaction: Robert Morris 89, Bryant 71

Written by Megan Ryan on .

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That says it all, on to the rapid reaction.

Turning Point: Rodney Pryor's one-handed dunk with 2:36 to go in the first half to make Robert Morris' lead 42-33. I haven't seen or heard the Sewall Center and Colonials' bench that excited in awhile.

Game ball: Billy Giles. A game-high 23 points. A double-double with 10 rebounds, including five offensive ones. Toole called it the junior's best overall game. I agree.

What it means: If y'all read my last rapid reaction, you'd see I said I thought this could be the turnaround for Robert Morris, albeit a late onset one. With players like Giles, Matty McConnell and Isaiah Still all really coming on, and possible bad juju away from the team with Elijah Minnie's departure, it seemed prime time. And losing to the worst team in the league at home is pretty much rock bottom, right? So there was nowhere to go but up. Up all the way to the biggest win and most points scored of the season? That was a bit of a surprise. But anyway, I called it.

What's next: Saint Francis (Pa.) comes to the Sewall Center at 5 p.m. Thursday. The 90 points Saint Francis put up on Robert Morris on Jan. 30 was the most the Colonials allowed in a Northeast Conference game since Feb. 17, 2007, in a 102-97 overtime loss to St. Francis Brooklyn at the Sewall Center. So. That's something.

Random shoutout: To Bryant's Shane McLaughlin, who had really nice gold-heeled sneakers. I was a big fan. Check out my Twitter pic.

Follow me on Twitter as I await the new Captain America: Civil War trailer debuting in the Super Bowl. See y'all on Thursday.

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