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Richmond played competitively for most of Wednesday’s game against rival VCU, but fell behind in the last few minutes because of turnovers and physical defense.
A pair of clutch shots and made free throws down the stretch helped give Richmond the conference victory at home, 73-71, over the Xavier Musketeers.
Richmond held a big lead early, but Xavier cut it and eventually took the lead before Kendall Anthony’s layup at the buzzer gave UR the lead, 35-34.
After coming back from a 7-point deficit with under a minute to play, Richmond dominated in overtime to defeat 19th-ranked VCU, 86-74, in the Robins Center.
Richmond basketball improved to 6-2, defeating ACC opponent Wake Forest, 62-60, behind 26 points from Derrick Williams and a big shot by Kendall Anthony.
Wake Forest finished the first half strong, but Richmond still holds a slight lead, 32-29, in the Robins Center. Derrick Williams leads UR with 14 points.
Richmond was dominant in its season opener, defeating Liberty University, 84-42, led by senior Darien Brother’s 19 points in the Robins Center.
In its season opener, Richmond has opened up a big lead, 41-21, over Liberty. Senior Darien Brothers leads the way for the Spiders with 14 points.
The Spiders men’s basketball team, two years removed from a Sweet 16 berth, begins its season Friday. Can this team return UR basketball to national prominence?
Before Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game against Dayton University, five Richmond seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony for senior night.