Posted: Thursday February 23, 2012 9:24 PM

Robert Morris nips Sacred Heart 55-53 on Jones' 3

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Velton Jones hit a 3-pointer with one second left to give Robert Morris a 55-53 win over Sacred Heart Thursday night.

Jones, who led the Colonials (22-8, 13-4 Northeast Conference) with 16 points, missed two free throws with 18 seconds remaining and Robert Morris leading 52-51. Sacred Heart's Phil Gaetano made two foul shots with 0:04 left to give the Pioneers (13-17, 17-10) a 53-52 lead. After a timeout, Jones hit the game-winning trey.

Jones stuck the first of his four 3-pointers for a 5-0 lead with 14:39 left in the first half. Sacred Heart finally scored at 14:06 on a jumper by Shane Gibson (12 points).

Anthony Myers made the first of two foul shots with 28 seconds left to put Robert Morris up 52-49. He missed the second and Chris Evans sank two foul shots at 0:19. That, and Gaetano's free throws, set the stage for Jones.

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