Seventh seeded Richmond survives a must-win game to keep themselves on the outskirts of the bubble with their 76-64 win over Duquesne. The Spiders opened up the second-half on a 13-2 run with a lot of help from sophomore Terry Allen who finished with a game-high 27 points.
The Spiders also had a huge game from junior guard Kendall Anthony who scored 23, but more importantly was 11-11 from the free throw line, many of those in big situations down the stretch. Alonzo Nelson-Ododa also contributed a big game for Richmond with 13 points and seven rebounds. The Spiders also played very impressively on the defensive side of the ball. Duquense’s Micah Mason came into the game shooting 57 percent from three, the best in the country, and the Spiders kept him scoreless on 0-2 from three.
Duquesne struggled badly in the first half from the floor, finishing with just 26 points, but were able to pick up the shooting and made the game close down the stretch getting the score within nine. Ovie Soko scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Spiders will take on cross-town rival, VCU tomorrow at 6:30 in the third A10 quarterfinal game.