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Spiders Make Third Trip To Philly Wednesday
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 02/11/2013
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond looks for a win at Saint Joseph's for the fourth-straight year when the Spiders face the Hawks Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a game televised on WTVR 6.3 in Richmond.

WTVR Channel 6.3 is on Comcast Ch. 206 and Verizon FIOS 466. The game can also be seen on The Comcast Network in the Philadelphia area or here at

Bob Black and Matt Smith will have the call on the Spider IMG Sports Network on ESPN Radio 950 AM and The WOLF 93.1 FM, along with here at


  • Richmond returns to Philadelphia for the third time in just over a month, looking to win for the fourth-straight year at Saint Joseph's. Richmond has won in each of its last three visits to Hawk Hill, including a 52-49 win last February. Richmond has won four of the last five overall against Saint Joseph's.
  • Richmond junior forward Derrick Williams - the only Spider frontcourt player with any prior collegiate experience - missed nine-straight games before returning to action on Saturday against Saint Louis. Williams was definitely a little rusty after not playing in a game since Dec. 28, but he scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 15 minutes. Williams is second on the team in scoring at 13.1 points per game and is averaging a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game.
  • Senior Darien Brothers leads the Atlantic 10 and is 9th in the nation in three-point percentage at 45.3 percent. He is 5th on the career list for three-pointers with 188. He is 26th on Richmond's all-time scoring list with 1,170 career points. Brothers is 7th in the A-10 in scoring at 15.7 points per game. Brothers is 4th in the A-10 and 28th in the nation in three-pointers made per game (2.79) and is 2nd in the A-10 and 15th in the nation in free throw pct (.888). He has made at least 4 three-pointers in 10 games this season.
  • Wednesday's game features the top 2 shot blockers in Atlantic 10 Conference games. Through 9 A-10 games, Richmond redshirt freshman Alonzo Nelson-Ododa is averaging 3.0 block and CJ Aiken is averaging 2.7 blocks per game for the Hawks. Nelson-Ododa blocked 4 shots to go with a career-high 13 points in a win over Xavier and blocked a career-high 6 shots against Saint Louis on Saturday. Nelson-Ododa has already tied Justin Harper for 10th on Richmond's single-season list for blocks with 46. He needs 1 block to tie Johnathan Collins for 9th and 2 blocks to tie Gaston Moliva for 8th.
  • Richmond leads the A-10 and is 20th in the nation in three-pointers per game (8.3) and is 2nd in the A-10 in three-point percentage (.376).
  • The Spiders are 3rd in A-10 wins over the last 6 years (55), behind only Xavier and Temple.

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