Halftime Report

Robert Morris fell flat on their face against Wright State on Wednesday, but memory of that harsh loss doesn't seem to have tripped them up today. A win is still up for grabs for either team after one quarter, but Robert Morris is up 34-32 over PFW.

If Robert Morris keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 6-12 in no time. On the other hand, PFW will have to make due with a 13-5 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

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PFW Mastodons @ Robert Morris Colonials

Current Records: PFW 13-4, Robert Morris 5-12

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Robert Morris will be in front of their home fans on Friday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. The Robert Morris Colonials and the PFW Mastodons will face off in a Horizon League battle at 7:00 p.m. ET at UPMC Events Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

It's hard to win when you don't work as a unit and post 17 fewer assists than your opponent, a fact Robert Morris found out the hard way on Wednesday. They suffered a grim 101-76 defeat to the Raiders. Robert Morris was in a tough position after the first half, with the score already sitting at 58-37.

Meanwhile, PFW pushed their score all the way to 85 on Wednesday, but even that wasn't enough to win. They fell 93-85 to the Penguins. That's two games in a row now that PFW has lost by exactly eight points.

The Colonials have traveled a rocky road recently, as they've lost four of their last five games, which put a noticeable dent in their 5-12 record this season. As for the Mastodons, this is the second loss in a row for them and nudges their season record down to 13-4.

Robert Morris beat PFW 71-64 when the teams last played back in February of 2023. Will Robert Morris repeat their success, or does PFW have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


PFW is a 3.5-point favorite against Robert Morris, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mastodons as a 4.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 154.5 points.

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Series History

Robert Morris and PFW both have 3 wins in their last 6 games.

  • Feb 12, 2023 - Robert Morris 71 vs. PFW 64
  • Dec 29, 2022 - Robert Morris 75 vs. PFW 70
  • Jan 21, 2022 - PFW 86 vs. Robert Morris 62
  • Jan 09, 2022 - PFW 76 vs. Robert Morris 70
  • Dec 27, 2020 - PFW 87 vs. Robert Morris 82
  • Dec 26, 2020 - Robert Morris 102 vs. PFW 88