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Twin brothers commit to Quinnipiac

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Even if Andrew and Aaron Harrison leave Kentucky and declare for the NBA Draft following this year, college basketball will still have at least one set of twins by those names playing in the same backcourt during the 2015-2016 season.

On Sunday, twins Andrew and Aaron Robinson both committed to Quinnipiac. This was first reported by Adam Finkelstein of ESPN and the New England Recruiting Report. The Robinson’s coach, Tom Espinosa later confirmed the commitments via Twitter.

The Robinsons spent last season at Springbrook High (Maryland). The 6-foot-5 Andrew averaged 17.5 points per game last season. Aaron, who is an inch shorter, tallied 11.0 points a game. In May, the two decided to enroll at Putnam Science Academy (Connecticut).

“We definitely do want to try to go to the same school, which is one of the reasons we decided to go with a prep year,” Andrew told the Washington Post back on May 2. “But it depends on the situation. If it’s a good fit for both of us, we definitely want to do that and go to the same school. But if it’s not a good fit for each of us, we’ll go to separate schools. We want both of us to have a good college experience, so it’s all about the fit really.”

Andrew entered the grassroots circuit this summer with multiple Division I offers from low to mid-major schools. Aaron had mostly Division II interest.

Tom Moore has had recent success recruiting the New England prep schools. Three of his five freshman came from the prep school ranks, including Chaise Daniels, the in-state power forward who also attended Putnam Science Academy.

The brothers Robinson are the first commits in the Class of 2015 for the Bobcats.

VIDEO: Monmouth hits a game-winner, Bench Mob member tries to disrobe

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Monmouth used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to beat Rider on Friday night, a win that will keep the Hawks within striking distance of the kind of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament should they fall in the MAAC tourney.

The run was capped by star point guard Justin Robinson, who buried this three with three seconds left to put Monmouth up for good, 79-78:

No. 17 Arizona erases double-digit deficit to beat UCLA

Arizona coach Sean Miller reacts to a foul call during the first half of Arizona's NCAA college basketball game against UCLA, Friday, Feb 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
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Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored 16 points in his second career start as No. 17 Arizona knocked off UCLA, 81-75, in Tucson on Friday night.

UCLA was up by as much as 11 points in the first half and took a ten point lead into half time, but in the second half, the Bruins were eventually done in by foul trouble and the stronger front line of the Wildcats.

Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Tarczewski were dominant down the stretch. The duo combined to score 12 of the last 23 point for the Wildcats, including the bucket that put the Wildcats ahead for the first time since early in the first half. Off of a missed free throw, UCLA’s Thomas Welsh battled with Tarczewski for the rebound, but when Welsh finally seemed to gain control of the loose ball, Anderson knocked it out of his hands and bullied through Jonah Bolden for a layup.

All told, those two combined for 20 points and 27 boards, seven of which were offensive. They also managed to foul out both Welsh and Tony Parker, although some of the calls that went against UCLA down the stretch were questionable.

The win keeps Arizona within a game of first place Oregon in the Pac-12 standings and tied for second with No. 23 USC, who will be visiting the McKale Center on Sunday night.