In a predictably wild affair Saturday between Atlantic-10 rivals, Richmond upended Dayton 73-64 at the New Robins Center in Richmond, Va. Richmond guard Kendall Anthony calmly sank two free throws with 57.7 seconds left to give the Spiders a 69-64 edge and finally break up the see-saw battle that featured nine lead changes and 11 ties. Anthony paced Richmond (12-6, 2-1 Atlantic-10) with 18 points, including going 11 of 12 from the foul line. The Spiders also got another solid game out of the A-10's second-leading scorer, senior guard Cedrick Lindsay, who finished with 17 points. Lindsay, who averages 19.2 points per game, was also solid from the charity stripe, finishing 11 of 13. Dayton (13-5, 1-2) was led by forward Dyshawn Pierre with 19 points and eight rebounds, but he was the only double-figure scorer for a normally balanced Flyers scoring attack that came into the game with four players averaging 10 or more points a game. Leading scorer and star guard Jordan Sibert scored five of the Flyers' first seven points but was limited to just two points the rest of the game. The Flyers led by as many as eight points in the first half, but the Spiders cut into that deficit before intermission and trailed just 36-32 at halftime after guard ShawnDre' Jones stole the inbounds pass and converted an easy layup with under a minute to play, then Flyers head coach Archie Miller was whistled for a technical foul -- leading to a pair of free throws by Anthony. The Spiders went on a 12-0 run early in the second half and held Dayton scoreless for nearly four minutes to take a 47-43 lead -- their first since the opening minutes of the game. Richmond forward Alonzo Nelson-Ododa added 11 points and seven boards, as well as six blocks. Fellow Spiders forward Terry Allen added 10 points off the bench. This was the first of two meetings between the schools. Richmond visits Dayton on March 8. Despite the loss, Dayton still leads the all-time series 12-9, but the Spiders have now won five of the last six meetings. Dayton, which plays three out of its next four games at home, returns to action Wednesday when the Flyers host VCU. Richmond, which was playing the first of three home games Saturday, also plays Wednesday when it hosts No. 16 UMass.
- Sports & Recreation