Wagner tops Robert Morris 75-64, heads to NEC finals
NEW YORK (AP) — JoJo Cooper scored 20 points with six assists, Romone Saunders added 18 points, and top-seeded Wagner beat No. 7 seed Robert Morris 75-64 in Saturday's Northeast Conference semifinal.
The Seahawks (23-8) will host fourth-seeded LIU in Tuesday's championship game.
Blake Francis added 15 points with three 3-pointers for Wagner, which shot 51 percent from the field and held the Colonials (16-17) to 39 percent.
NEW YORK (AP) — JoJo Cooper scored 20 points, Romone Saunders had 18 points and 10 rebounds and top-seeded Wagner beat No. 8 seed Central Connecticut 73-61 on Wednesday night in a Northeast Conference quarterfinal.
Wagner (22-8) will host a semifinal on Saturday against No. 7 seed Robert Morris (16-16), which upset second-seeded Mount Saint Mary's 60-56.
Robinson, Wray lift Mount Saint Mary’s past Wagner 73-62
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Junior Robinson scored 22 points, Chris Wray blocked a career-best six shots and Mount Saint Mary's broke away in the second half to a 73-62 victory on Saturday to defeat Northeast Conference champion Wagner.
Mount Saint Mary's (18-13, 12-6), the defending NEC champion, locked up the second seed into the upcoming conference tournament. Wagner (21-8, 14-4) had already clinched the top seed.
Cooper’s jumper gives Wagner 64-62 win over CCSU
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — JoJo Cooper's jumper with 0.4 seconds left — his only points of the second half — lifted Wagner to a 64-62 victory over Central Connecticut State on Thursday night.
After Deion Bute scored for Central Connecticut with 7.1 seconds remaining, Cooper took the inbounds pass, dribbled downcourt and hit his jumper from the left elbow.
Wagner clinches NEC title with 78-74 win over LIU Brooklyn
NEW YORK (AP) — JoJo Cooper scored 18 points with six assists, Nigel Jackson added 15 points, and Wagner beat LIU Brooklyn 78-74 on Saturday to clinch the Northeastern Conference regular season championship and win their 14th straight at home.
It's the Seahawks' (20-7, 13-3) second regular season title in the past three years, and third in program history.
Blake Francis scored 11 points and Romone Saunders 10 for Wagner, which led 38-36 at halftime behind Jackson's 11 points
Wagner clinches at least share of NEC title with 99-84 win
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — JoJo Cooper scored 23 points with seven rebounds and six assists and Wagner defeated Sacred Heart 99-84 on Thursday night to clinch at least a share of the Northeast Conference title.
The Seahawks (19-7, 12-3) have a three-game lead with three games remaining.
Elijah Davis added 17 points and Romone Saunders and Blake Sanders both made four of the Seahawks' season-tying 16 3-pointers in scoring 16 points apiece.
Wagner shot 54 percent overall and 50 percent from the arc.
Wagner hits 16 3s, smothers Bryant 96-76
NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Francis scored a career-high 29 points, Romone Saunders added 24, each knocking down six 3-pointers, and Wagner rolled to its seventh-straight victory, 96-76 over Bryant on Thursday night.
JoJo Cooper had three 3s and scored 15 points for the Seahawks (18-6, 11-2 Northeast Conference), who are 13-0 at home.
Wagner wins 6th straight, beats St. Francis (Brooklyn) 79-61
NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Francis scored 15 points, AJ Sumbry had 10 points and 11 rebounds and Wagner cruised to a 79-61 victory over St. Francis (Brooklyn) on Saturday for its sixth straight win.
Wagner (17-6, 10-2) has a two-game lead over Mount St. Mary's atop the Northeast Conference standings. St. Francis (10-14, 7-5) has lost two of its last three games.
Saunders’ career-high 30 leads Wagner in 30-point victory
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Romone Saunders scored a career-high 30 points and led hot-shooting Wagner to a 91- 61 victory over Saint Francis (Pennsylvania) on Friday.
Batts’s layup lifts LIU Brooklyn to 69-67 win over Wagner
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Hernandez had 18 points and seven rebounds and Julian Batts made a layup with 1.8 seconds left to help LIU Brooklyn beat Wagner 69-67 on Saturday.
Batts made 3 of 4 from 3-point range and finished with 13 points, and Raiquan Clark and Zach Coleman scored 11 apiece, for LIU Brooklyn (8-11, 3-3 Northeast Conference).
Zach Coleman hit a 3-pointer that gave the Blackbirds a 54-53 lead with eight minutes to go and they never again trailed.
Cooper has 23 to lead Wagner to 3rd straight win, 71-62
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — JoJo Cooper had an almost perfect night shooting to total a career-best 23 points, leading Wagner to its third straight win, holding off Bryant 71-62 on Thursday night.
Cooper knocked down all three from long range, made 4 of 4 from the line and 8 of 9 field goal attempts overall. Blake Francis added 16 points and Romone Saunders chipped in 11 while hauling down 10 rebounds for Wagner (11-5, 4-1 Northeast Conference).
Cooper’s 20 points helps Wagner beat Fair. Dickinson 73-65
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — JoJo Cooper scored 20 points with eight rebounds and seven assists and Wagner beat Fairleigh Dickinson 73-65 in a Northeastern Conference matchup on Saturday.
Blake Francis added 13 points for the Seahawks (10-5, 3-1). AJ Sumbry had 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots and Nigel Jackson chipped in 11 points.
Wagner had a 39-29 rebounding edge over Fairleigh Dickinson.
St Francis (Brooklyn) beats Wagner 82-75
NEW YORK (AP) — Rasheem Dunn scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Glenn Sanabria added 16 points and St. Francis (Brooklyn) beat Wagner 82-75 on Sunday.
St. Francis snapped a four-game skid in the series against its Verrazano-Narrows Bridge neighbor, Wagner.
Francis hits 4 3s, scores 18; Wagner beat Mt. St. Mary’s
NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Francis scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, Elijah Davis and JoJo Cooper each had a double-double and Wagner beat Mt. St. Mary's 76-57 on Friday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.
Davis had 14 points and a career-high tying 10 rebounds, while Cooper finished with 10 points, 10 assists and nine boards, for Wagner (8-4), which snapped a three-game skid.
Cooper, Francis lead Wagner to 107-64 win over Staten Island
NEW YORK (AP) — JoJo Cooper scored 20 points, Blake Francis added 19 and Nigel Jackson had a double-double on Tuesday night to help Wagner beat Division III Staten Island 107-64.
Jackson finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and four blocks, Devin Liggeons scored 14 points and Jamar Brown 13 for Wagner (3-1). The Seahawks set a program record with 44 made free throws on 56 attempts.