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Greg Robbins had 11 points, making 5-of-7 field goals in the win over Rhode Island.
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Spiders Victorious Over Rhody In A-10 Opener
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics
Release:01/09/2013
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va.- The Richmond men's basketball team defeated Rhode Island 64-61 with three Spiders scoring double digits in the A-10 home opener.

Playing without junior forward Derrick Williams for the second-straight game, Richmond was up 18 points over the Rams with 5:17 remaining in the game. Rhode Island pulled within one point with 25.1 seconds left, but Richmond went 4-4 at the line to secure the victory.

Senior Darien Brothers led the Spider offense sinking 8-of-8 free throws and 3-of-8 field goals, including a fastbreak dunk with six minutes remaining in the game.  Brothers finished with a game- high 15 points and moved into 35th on Richmond's all-time scoring list with 1,044 career points, passing Danny Higgins (1,042), Spike Welsh (1,033) and Mike Winiecki (1,031).

Freshman Deion Taylor made 4-of-5 shots, including a long range three in the second half to finish the game with a career high 11 points.

Freshman Alonzo Nelson-Ododa had a career-high five blocks. The Atlanta native also scored six points with six rebounds and a career high three assists.

Sophomore Kendall Anthony scored nine points and junior Cedrick Lindsay added seven.

The Spiders return to the hardwood on Saturday, when they travel to La Salle for their first A-10 road game of the season.  Tip-off is schedule for 2:00 p.m.

NOTES: The Spiders improved to 8-4 in Atlantic 10 openers...Richmond is 9-1 at home this season and 49-9 in the last 58 games in the Robins Center...the Spiders are 8-1 against Rhode Island in Richmond...the Spiders are 41-17 in the last 58 games against A-10 teams.

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