Richmond shuts down Fordham in second half for 58-53 win

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Kevin Anderson hit seven free throws in the final 25.9 seconds to help Richmond seal a 58-53 win over Fordham on Wednesday night.

The Spiders (16-12, 9-6 Atlantic 10) were down 29-21 at the half but turned on the defense in the second half, holding the Rams (11-16, 5-10) to two field goals over a 13:45 stretch.

Brenton Butler led Fordham with 19 but went 0-8 from the field in the second half.

Richmond was trailing 42-32 following Bryant Dunston’s dunk with 14:02 left. At the 9:43 mark, the Spiders began a 16-5 run.

Anderson finished with 14 and shared scoring honors with Dan Geriot. David Gonzalves added 10.

Anderson hit all but one of eight free throw attempts in the final 25.9.

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 Fordham
Brenton Butler Brenton Butler
5-18,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Richmond
Dan Geriot Dan Geriot
3-9,  14 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists

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