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Richmond 79, Duquesne 55

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Richmond locked up a spot in the Atlantic 10 tournament while Duquesne saw a disappointing season draw to a close as the Spiders knocked off the Dukes 79-55 at the Robins Center in Richmond.

Needing a victory to secure a spot in the 12-team conference tournament, the Spiders (18-13, 8-8 Atlantic 10) scored the first nine points of the game and never allowed the Dukes to draw even. Richmond pushed the lead to 42-26 by halftime and cruised thereafter.

Terry Allen continued his recent run of strong performances, leading Richmond with 17 points off the bench. Darien Brothers had 14 and Kendall Anthony 12.

Duquesne (8-22, 1-15) was led by Derrick Colter's 18 points. The Dukes ended the season with six consecutive losses.

The victory marked the final home game for Brothers and Greg Robbins. Richmond finished 15-2 at home this season.