Robinson Passes Dean Smith for 6th All-Time

Glenn Robinson, Franklin & Marshall

Box Score

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall clawed its way to a 77-73 win over Immaculata in the first round of the Sponaugle New Years Tournament Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 10-0, while the Macs fell to 8-2. 

F&M, ranked No. 25 in the recent D3hoops poll, will host No. 4 Richard Stockton, a 62-60 winner over Lynchburg in the first game, in Sunday's final at 3 p.m. Immaculata and Lynchburg will square off in the 1 p.m. consolation game. 

F&M coach Glenn Robinson earned his 880th career victory and passed legendary University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith on the NCAA All-Time Coaching Victory list. Robinson is now sixth all-time. 

Brandon Federici scored a career-high 30 points for the Diplomats on 8-of-18 shooting, including 6-of-9 from long distance. Cedric Moune added 16 points and a team-high six rebounds for F&M and Jared Wright netted 12 points. 

Mamadou  Diakite recorded a double-double for the Macs with a team-high 22 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Roy Ferrell Jr. and Matt Simon each netted 11 points for Immaculata. 

F&M built an early nine point lead, 14-5, when Moune drained a trey with 14:55 left in the opening half. Immaculata answered with a 13-6 scoring run, spanning four minutes, to close the gap to two, 20-18, on a Mike Sturdivant three with 11:04 on the clock. Still a two-point game, 24-22, with 8:35 left in the first, the Diplomats went on a 10-0 run and took a 34-22 lead on a Hunter Eggers jumper with 4:28 left before halftime. 

The Diplomats led by as many as 13, when Federici scored three of his 17 first half points on a three-ball with 3:51 on the clock.  The Macs got as close as seven, 37-30, on a Ron Melton free throw at 2:49 before the Diplomats took a 42-34 lead at the break. 

The Diplomats took their largest lead of game in the second half after Daniel Osley's dunk put F&M ahead 64-46 with 10:50 left in the game. F&M maintained a double-digit advantage, 72-59, on a Moune layup with 3:20 left in the game before the Macs rallied to close the gap. Immaculata used an 11-2 run to get within four, 74-70, on a trey from Matt Simon with 37 seconds left. The Diplomats sank 3-of-4 free throws in the final 20 seconds to ice the game.

 

Coach Years Wins Losses
Mike Krzyzewski * 39 995 306
Herb Magee * 48 992 395
Jim Boeheim * 41 958 324
Don Meyer 37 923 324
Bob Knight 42 902 371
Glenn Robinson * 44 880 321
Dean Smith 36 879 254

as of January 3, 2015

 

courtesy of Franklin & Marshall Athletic Communications