UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - The Spiders looks for its fourth-straight home win over an Atlantic 10 leader when it hosts Saint Louis on Saturday at 6 p.m. in a game televised on WTVR CBS 6 in Richmond.
The game can also be viewed on SpiderTV here at RichmondSpiders.com and heard on the radio on ESPN Radio 950AM, The WOLF 93.1 and here at RichmondSpiders.com.
Richmond's all-time team will be honored at halftime as part of the 100 Years Celebration and the 1983-84 team which made Richmond's first NCAA Tournament appearance will also be honored.
- After a week off, the Spiders host Atlantic 10-leading Saint Louis on Saturday. This will be the fourth-straight home game that the Spiders have hosted a team sharing first-place in the A-10 and Richmond has defeated the previous three (Charlotte, VCU and Xavier).
- The Spiders have won five-straight home games, are 12-1 at home this season and are 52-9 in the last 61 games in the Robins Center. Richmond's best record playing more than 10 home games was a 14-1 mark in the 2009-10 season.
- Richmond is averaging 76.9 points per game and shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from three. Darien Brothers is shooting 50.6 percent from behind the arc at home.
- Richmond junior forward Derrick Williams - the only Spider frontcourt player with any prior collegiate experience - has missed the last nine games, but should be available Saturday against Saint Louis. Williams is Richmond's second-leading scorer and leading rebounder. The Spiders are 5-4 in his absence.
- Spider sophomore guard Kendall Anthony hyperextended his knee in the closing minutes of the game at Temple, but toughed it out against Xavier, scoring a team-high 16 points, making 5-of-8 field goals and 3-of-6 three-pointers in 18 minutes.
- Senior Darien Brothers leads the Atlantic 10 and is 7th in the nation in three-point percentage at 45.8 percent. He is 5th on the career list for three-pointers with 187. He is tied with Butch Lambiotte (1956-60) for 26th on Richmond's all-time scoring list with 1,163 points. Brothers is 6th in the A-10 in scoring at 16.2 points per game after scoring a game-high 22 against Temple. Brothers is 3rd in the A-10 and 23rd in the nation in three-pointers made per game (2.87) and is 2nd in the A-10 in 20th in the nation in free throw pct (.883). He has made at least 4 three-pointers in 10 games this season.
- The Spiders are 3rd in A-10 wins over the last 6 years (55), behind only Xavier and Temple.
- Richmond leads the A-10 and is 14th in the nation in three-pointers per game (8.5) and is 2nd in the A-10 in three-point percentage (.381).