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NCAA 2015 First Opponent: Robert Morris

Just because an opponent is not well known doesn't mean that opponent is not dangerous.

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One of the problems with early round games against lesser-known (although not necessarily lesser) opponents is that it's really hard to know them as well as more prominent teams.

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For instance, Kentucky, Kansas, Wisconsin and Arizona are lavishly covered. Robert Morris?

Not so much.

And that's too bad because Robert Morris is a worthy opponent.

Rodney Pryor, Marcquise Reed and Lucky Jones are a terrific backcourt.

The problem Robert Morris has is not heart but size, and that may be worsened if Stephan Bennett is still out.

Bennett was suspended earlier this month for aggravated assault, resisting arrest and public drunkenness.

His absence would make guarding Amile Jefferson, leave alone Jahlil Okafor, radically more difficult.

But this is a guard's team: Jones, who appears to be an outstanding leader, averages 14.5 ppg, Reed 14.9 and Pryor 14.9.

If you can control those ugys you certainly make it more difficult for this team to win.

It's all relative though.

Why should Robert Morris buy in? This is a team which knocked off Kentucky in the NIT a couple of years ago and almost got Villanova not too long  ago. Like we said about Wofford and Arkansas, you underestimate the Colonials at your peril.

Arkansas, you may have noticed, won by just three.