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Richmond guard Jacob Gilyard, left, passes as Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Nashville. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Richmond builds 24-point lead, holds off Vanderbilt 78-67

Dec. 16, 2020 3:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Blake Francis scored 21 points, Grant Golden had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Richmond used a big first half to beat Vanderbilt 78-67 on Wednesday. Richmond controlled the first half, building a double-digit lead after just six minutes and leading by 24 points at halftime after...

West Virginia guard Miles McBride (4) shoots while defended by Richmond guard Blake Francis (1) and forward Nathan Cayo (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

McBride scores 20, No. 11 WVU beats No. 19 Richmond 87-71

Dec. 13, 2020 4:56 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins knew his team was capable of putting together a solid shooting performance. It took six games for that to happen. Miles McBride scored 20 points and the 11th-ranked Mountaineers rode a hot-shooting first half to an 87-71 victory over No. 19 Richmond...

Burton, Golden lead No. 19 Richmond past Northern Iowa 78-68

Dec. 9, 2020 9:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond coach Chris Mooney has sung the praises of sophomore Tyler Burton before, but he cranked up the expectations Wednesday night after Burton's best game yet. “As I've said a couple of times, I think he's going to be one of the great Richmond players of all-time,”...

Richmond's Tyler Burton, right, shoots as Wofford's Sam Godwin defends during an NCAA college basketball game in Richmond, Va., Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Gilyard's late 3 seals No. 19 Richmond’s win over Wofford

Dec. 7, 2020 5:25 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jacob Gilyard and No. 19 Richmond stepped into uncharted territory and learned a lesson. The Spiders, playing for the first time this season as a ranked team, scored the game's first 11 points Monday but needed Gilyard's 3-pointer with 19.5 seconds left to beat Wofford 77-72. “I...

Richmond's Blake Francis (1) shoots near Kentucky's Cam'Ron Fletcher, left, and Olivier Sarr during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Richmond beats No. 10 Kentucky, 1st road win vs top 10 team

Nov. 29, 2020 5:24 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Richmond could hardly have played worse in the first half Sunday, yet it trailed No. 10 Kentucky by only a few points. The Spiders pulled confidence from the small deficit and turned that into better execution after halftime, leading to the biggest win away from home in program...