Richmond came back from six points down with 25 seconds to play to stun cross-town rival VCU 86-74 in overtime, ending the Rams' 14-game winning streak. The 19th-ranked Rams (16-4, 4-1 Atlantic 10) led 66-60 when Treveon Graham made the first of two free throws with 25 seconds to play. Richmond's Kendall Anthony cut the margin in half after he sank all three free throws following an ill-advised foul by Troy Daniels. Daniels then made just one of his two foul shots at the other end, and an Anthony 3-pointer got the Spiders (13-7, 3-2) to within 67-66. Daniels was fouled again and sank two free throws before Darien Brothers' 3-pointer forced overtime. The Spiders opened the overtime on a 12-3 run and cruised thereafter. Anthony led the Spiders with 26 points off the bench, going 5-for-9 from 3-point range and making all seven of his free throws. Brothers added 18 points, making three of his last four shots in regulation and overtime after a 2-for-12 start. Juvonte Reddic led the Rams with 20, as VCU saw its trademark pressure defense handled by the home team. The Spiders turned the ball over just 11 times, only four of which came in the first half as Richmond built a 32-29 lead at intermission. This was the 67th meeting between the two schools, separated by just a few miles in Virginia's capital, but it was their first as Atlantic 10 rivals. The two both played in the Colonial Athletic Association before Richmond left for the A-10 in 2001.
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