Villanova is trying to make that surge, but the offense just isn't there. Mezie Nwigwe drained a jumper to give Robert Morris a 28-19 lead with 2:00 left. But Taylor King nailed a three to stop the bleeding, cutting the lead to 28-22.
Villanova had a chance to slice into the lead, but missed four straight free throws in the final 90 seconds. They trail 28-22 at the half.