UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond opens Atlantic 10 Conference Play on Wednesday hosting Rhode Island at 7 p.m. in the Robins Center.
- Richmond opens Atlantic 10 play hosting Rhode Island. The Spiders finished non-conference play 10-5, winning 10 games in non-conference play for the third time in the last four seasons.
- The Spiders lead the all-time series 12-6 with the Rams, including a 7-1 mark in Richmond. However Rhode Island's one win in the Robins Center was in their last visit, handing the Spiders their first - and one of just three - Atlantic 10 losses during the 2011 A-10 Championship and Sweet 16 season. Richmond avenged the loss in the first round of the A-10 Tournament and defeated the Rams in Kingston last year.
- The Spiders will play without junior forward Derrick Williams for the second-straight game. Williams sprained his ankle in the first half of the loss to Davidson. The Spiders defeated Air Force 91-68 without Williams. Without Williams in the lineup, the Spiders play with only one front court player - Greg Robbins - who has college experience before this season.
- Richmond matched a Robins Center record with 16 three-pointers in the win over Air Force. Sophomore Kendall Anthony scored a career-high 31 points, making seven three-pointer, which is one short of the single-game school record. Senior Darien Brothers made six three-pointers and scored a season-high 25 points.
- Darien Brothers leads the entire nation in three-point percentage (.550). He is third on Richmond's all-time career list for three-point percentage (.418) and is eighth on the career list for three-pointers with 163. He is fifth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring (15.7 ppg) and is 39th on UR's all-time scoring list, needing two points to tie Mike Winiecki for 38th and four points to tie Spike Welsh for 37th.
- The Spiders are third in A-10 wins over the previous 5 years with 51, behind only Xavier (65) and Temple (63). Saint Louis is fourth with 44. Richmond is 35-15 in its last 50 Atlantic 10 regular-season games and 40-16 in its last 56 games vs. Atlantic 10 teams.
- Richmond leads the A-10 and is 15th in the nation in three-point percentage (.399), is second in the conference and 17th in the country in three-pointers per game (8.7) and is third in the A-10 in FG pct (46.0).