#NECMBB Back on TV Thursday Night: RMU Hosts Rival Red Flash

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The NEC’s Route 22 rivalry takes center court on Thursday evening.

Robert Morris and Saint Francis U will square off in a featured #NECMBB matchup on television with MSG+ and Fox College Sports (Atlantic) carrying the action live from Moon Township.

Both teams are 2-2 in conference play.

Andy Toole’s Colonials, which surrender an average of 68.8 ppg (second-fewest in NEC), will look to slow down the conference’s top-ranked offense. Rob Krimmel’s Red Flash are shooting 45.4 percent as a team while averaging 75.2 points per outing, both are NEC highs.

Dave Popkin (play-by-play), Joe DeSantis (color) and Craig D’Amico (sideline) will have the call live from the Sewall Center. Tipoff is set for 6:00 pm ET.

‘The Rematch’ Tips Off #NECHoops TV Schedule

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It’s an appropriate way to tip off the NEC’s television schedule.

Goethals Bridge rivals Fairleigh Dickinson and Wagner will clash on Grymes Hill for the nation to see via CBS Sports Network.

It marks the first time these two sides have met since the 2016 NEC Championship Game last and it stands as the first event on the conference’s comprehensive television schedule.

After emerging victorious over Wagner on Grymes Hill last March, Fairleigh Dickinson went on to capture the title of 2017 NEC preseason favorite. On Thursday, Greg Herenda’s Knights take aim at a 3-0 start to league play.

Meanwhile, Wagner enters the game at 1-1 in conference games. Bashir Mason’s Seahawks, which upset UConn in the 2016-17 season opener, have tightened up their defense lately. Wagner’s opponents are averaging only 48.0 points per contest over the last three outings.

Dave Popkin (play-by-play), Joe DeSantis (color) and Paul Dottino (sideline) will have the call live from Staten Island. Tipoff is set for 9:00 pm ET.