UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Freshman Kendall Anthony scored a game-high 17 points to help Richmond survive a late scare from Charlotte and come away with a 53-52 win over the 49ers on Saturday before a capacity crowd at the Robins Center.
Richmond defeated the 49ers for the eight time in the last 10 meetings between the schools.
Anthony buried three treys and went 4-for-6 at the line to score 17 of the Spiders' 25 bench points and come up just shy of his fifth career 20-tally performance. He has now finished in double-figures in 21 of the Spiders' 28 games this season.
Senior Darrius Garrett was one short of a career-best with a game-high 12 rebounds, while sophomore Derrick Williams added nine points and five boards. Junior Greg Robbins also had a strong night on the glass, equaling a career-high with seven rebounds to go with five points.
Richmond (14-14, 5-8 A-10) shot 18-for-47 (38.3%) and sank seven bombs from beyond the arc to avenge January's road setback to the 49ers. The Spiders held Charlotte to a season-low 19 points in the first half and just 3-of-11 (27.3%) shooting from long range.
Charlotte (12-13, 4-8 A-10) had several chances to escape with the win in the waning seconds, but could not convert to suffer its fifth-straight road setback. The 49ers finished the evening shooting 20-of-51 (39.2%) and did not help their cause with a 9-of-19 (47.4%) night at the line.
Junior Chris Braswell led Charlotte with 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, while senior Javarris Barnett joined him double-figures with 10 tallies. Sophomore DeMario Mayfield was also productive on the glass, bringing down 11 boards in the loss.
The Spiders open a two-game road swing with a visit to Saint Joseph's on Wednesday at 7 p.m.