Robert Morris

Toole questions Colonials’ will to win

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Braden Burke, Dachon Burke and Isaiah Still walk off the court dejected Thursday against LIU Brooklyn. — MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Just as Andy Toole thought maybe things were starting to come together for his Robert Morris squad, everything fell apart.

Beginning with a one-game suspension to senior point guard Kavon Stewart for a violation of team rules and ending with the team's leading scorer, Isaiah Still, scoring just seven points on 2 of 14 shooting, Toole was left questioning the will and desire of his basketball team after a deflating 65-54 loss to LIU Brooklyn inside the Charles L. Sewall Center Thursday.

"When you're focused on scoring or you're focused on maybe a missed shot here or there, then you're not really into the team and worrying about what's important. Instead, when I miss, maybe I should defend harder because I'm not being as successful scoring the ball," Toole said, alluding to the poor shooting night by his team's top scorer. "Then you've also got to have some true toughness to go down and grind if winning is what you value you most."