Overall Record: 16-16
Conference Record: 7-11/9th
Postseason: A-10 Quarterfinals
Terry Allen - NABC All-District Second Team, All-Atlantic 10 Third Team
T.J. Cline - All-Atlantic 10 Third Team
Khwan Fore - Atlantic 10 All-Freshman Team
Richmond finished 16-16 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the third-straight season.
Richmond put together its top offensive season in decades, scoring 76.6 points per game, the highest scoring average since 1980. UR led the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage (48.2) which ranked 18th in the country.
UR averaged 16.6 assists per game, the highest average in school history and just 17 shy of the cumulative record set in 2010-11. That mark led the league and ranked 18th in the nation. Three different players tallied 100 assists on the season, the only A-10 team to boast that distinction.
Four different players reached double figures in 16 games, and the Spiders boasted four games with five players in double figures.
In 2015-16, Richmond averaged 6,435 fans per game, ranking fourth in the A-10. It was the highest average attendance since the 1992-93 season.
Richmond’s frontcourt duo of T.J. Cline and Terry Allen earned All-Atlantic 10 Third Team honors. Redshirt-freshman Khwan Fore was also named to the All-Rookie Team. Allen was also tabbed NABC All-District Second Team.
A native of Plano, Texas, Cline led the Spiders with 18.3 points per game, tying for the highest season average by any Spider since 2001. He ranked sixth in the conference in points scored and seventh in FG percentage (55.8). He also led the team with 3.8 assists per game, ranking 10th in the conference and second in the nation in assists among players 6-9 or taller
Cline’s 36 points against Dayton marked the highest output for any Spider in the last three seasons.
Allen was a preseason All-Atlantic 10 pick and won the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week award after his career-high 34 points led the Spiders past No. 14 California in Las Vegas. He was second on team and 12th in conference with 17.3 points per game. He ranked seventh in the league with 7.7 rebounds per game and was sixth with 1.6 steals per game.
Allen’s 31-game double-digit scoring streak came to an end against UMass where he recorded only nine points. Allen’s streak was the fourth longest active streak in the nation. That 31-game streak was the second longest under head coach Chris Mooney, with Kevin Anderson’s 36-game streak still intact.
Fore earned a nod for the All-Rookie team after a standout freshman campaign. He came off the bench to average 6.5 points per game in 20.4 minutes. He reached double figures on nine occasions and had career moments in UR’s wins at George Washington and against Fordham. At GW, he scored 18 points in a double overtime game that included a SportsCenter Top 10 dunk to seal the win. Against Fordham, Fore made two backcourt steals in the final minute to cap a 10-point comeback win.
All three players earned their first All-Atlantic 10 honors. Richmond has now earned 27 All-Conference honorees in head coach Chris Mooney’s 11-year tenure.