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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • S&T men's basketball hosts Robert Morris Saturday

  • Miners looking to bounce back from loss.
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  • Missouri S&T looks to bounce back from a loss Wednesday to Southeastern Oklahoma State when it wraps up its three-game season opening homestand Saturday night with a visit from Robert Morris-Springfield to the Bullman Multi-Purpose Building.
    The Miners wiped out a 14-point deficit early in the second half and nearly eliminated a nine-point Savage Storm lead later in the half before ending up on the losing end of a 79-72 decision. S&T shot only 33.3 percent from the field in the game and made only eight of their 36 three-point attempts.
    Curtis Okafor, making his first start as a Miner, scored a career-high 19 points and Bryce Foster posted his third career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Foster leads the Miners in scoring heading into Saturday's contest with an average of 23 points per game and is one of four S&T players in double figures along with Okafor, Mudiaga Eruteya and Nusrath Khan, who all average 13.0. Eruteya and Foster both average 7.0 rebounds.
    Robert Morris-Springfield, a NAIA program, dropped to 4-4 on Wednesday after losing 92-78 at Quincy. The Eagles got 29 points from Denzell Walker, who leads the team in scoring with an average of 22.7 points a game.
    Also for the Eagles 6-1 junior Brandel Griggs averages 15.1 points, 6-5 junior Reid David 15.0 points and 6-1 junior Jordan Maxwell 11.4 points.
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