Richmond holds off Charlotte 65-58

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Kevin Anderson scored 19 points and hit four of Richmond’s eight free throws in the final 1:55 Saturday night to help the Spiders defeat Charlotte 65-58.

Kevin Smith added 11 points for Richmond (14-13, 6-6 Atlantic 10 Conference), while David Gonzalves had a career-high 13 rebounds.

Lamont Mack led Charlotte (10-16, 4-8) with 22 points and 10 rebounds. DeJuan Harris added 14 points and eight assists—just under his average of 8.4 assists.

The 49ers are 0-6 on the road in the conference.

Neither team had more than a six-point lead until Anderson’s two free throws with 58.5 seconds left gave Richmond a 60-52 lead.

The Spiders used a 16-4 run to take a 49-43 lead with 8:15 remaining. Richmond had only two field goals the rest of the game—a pair of Anderson 3-pointers. However, Charlotte had just five field goals in the final 11:26.

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DiJuan Harris DiJuan Harris
6-10,  14 Pts
5 Rebs, 8 Assists
Kevin Anderson Kevin Anderson
6-16,  19 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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