Andrew Kopnicky, Sports Writer

The Youngstown State Men’s Basketball defeated Robert Morris on Thursday, January 5. The Penguins have seven wins and two losses on the season at home. They lost to Ohio University and Purdue University Fort Wayne.

The Penguins made Robert Morris turn the ball over 15 times throughout the game. Dwayne Cohill led the team with 23 points and seven assists.

The attendance for the game was a little over 1,400. Adrian Nelson led the team with 10 rebounds.

The Penguins had over five days to prepare for the Colonials to come into town.

“Getting stops on the defensive end and then getting us into transition to start us off get us kick start on offense and then from there I think once we’ve seen the ball go through the hole a couple of times it just got our confidence like we alright we gonna settle in,” says Cohill.

The second-most leading scorer for the Penguins was Brandon Rush with 14 points. Rush is a 6’3 senior from Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

Brandon averages 13.6 points per game and has nine blocks on the season.

“I thought it was just one of those nights I thought our guys played exceptionally well on both sides of the ball,” says Coach Calhoun.

YSU went 77% from the free throw line, which helped the push past a tough opponent. They came out of the half shooting 64% from the three, while in the first half they shot only 22%.

The Penguins scored 42 points out of 78 in the paint.

¨Whatever happened in the last couple games, we know we started off slow in the second half. We let teams go on a low run; we’re not letting that happen no more,¨ says Cohill.