RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond rallied from a six-point deficit with 21.2 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and beat No. 19 VCU 86-74 on Thursday night at a sold-out Robins Center.
Richmond (13-7, 3-2 Atlantic 10) ended VCU's 13-game winning streak, which was the second-longest active streak in the country entering Thursday night.
For the Rams (16-4, 4-1, it was their first conference loss since joining the Atlantic 10 and the team's first loss since losing Nov. 24 to Missouri in the Bahamas.
With Richmond trailing 66-60, guard Kendall Anthony sank three free throws after being fouled by VCU's Troy Daniels to make the score 66-63 with 21.2 seconds left.
After Daniels made one of two free throws, Anthony hit another three with 13.6 seconds left to make the score 67-66.
Daniels went back to the free-throw line and made both free throws. Richmond coach Chris Mooney called a timeout and Darien Brothers hit a three with 1.5 seconds left to tie the score at 69-69, forcing overtime.
Richmond scored the first four points of overtime on a Brothers jumper and an Anthony runner that put the Spiders quickly ahead 73-69 with 4:06 left in the extra period.
Graham hit a 3-pointer with 3:51 to play to pull the Rams to one, but it was the last field goal they would hit. Richmond scored six straight to put the game out of reach for good.
Anthony had a game-high 26 points, making 5 of 9 from 3-point range. Brothers had 18 points, making 4 of 10 from beyond the arc. As a team, Richmond made 12 of 27 3-pointers compared with 3 of 17 for VCU.
Juvonte Reddic had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Rams, and Treveon Graham had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The Spiders handled VCU's "havoc" defense, only turning the ball over 13 times.
Richmond led 32-29 at the half after shooting 52.4 percent (11-for-21) from the field. The Spiders never trailed in the opening period, and they led by as much as seven.
The Spiders did a nice job against VCU's pressure. Richmond only had six turnovers at halftime compared to seven for the Rams.
Freshman Deion Taylor led the Spiders with seven points and four rebounds before the break.
VCU had to deal with early foul trouble, as starters Rob Brandenberg, Graham and Juvonte Reddic all had two fouls 12:57 into the game. That forced coach Shaka Smart to rely on his reserves. Freshman Melvin Johnson came off the bench to score nine points in the first half, making all four of his field-goal attempts.
As a team, VCU shot 40 percent (10-of-25) from the field before intermission and made just one of its eight attempts from 3-point range.
NOTES: The schools met for the 67th time. It was the first game between the teams as members of the same conference since 2001, when both were members of the Colonial Athletic Association. VCU entered Thursday's game leading the series 41-25... Richmond was without post player Derrick Williams, the team's leading rebounder, for a sixth consecutive game. Williams sprained his left ankle against Davidson on Dec. 29.