UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond hosts Duquesne on Senior Night, Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Robins Center as the Spiders look to tie the school record for home wins in a season.
The Spiders are 17-13 overall and 7-8 in the Atlantic 10, looking to punch their ticket to the Atlantic 10 Tournament next week in Brooklyn. The Spiders are 14-2 at home this season, one win shy of the school record for home wins.
The game can be seen on SpiderTV here at RichmondSpiders.com and heard on ESPN Radio 950AM, The WOLF 93.1FM and here at RichmondSpiders.com with Bob Black and Greg Beckwith.
- With the congested Atlantic 10 standings, the Spiders enter Saturday having not yet clinched a berth in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. By tipoff Richmond could have help in taking care of that, if George Washington loses at home to Dayton Saturday afternoon. A Spider win tonight over Duquesne would also clinch a trip to Brooklyn.
- Saturday is Senior Night as Darien Brothers, Greg Robbins and Jonathan Benjamin will play their last game in the Robins Center against Duquesne. This year's seniors have won 88 games, three shy of matching the previous two classes for the most wins in school history. The seniors have made two NCAA Tournaments, been a part of two Top-25 teams, won an Atlantic 10 Championship and reached the Sweet 16. Brothers is 23rd on Richmond's all-time scoring list with 1,233 career points, ranks fifth on the career list for three-pointers with 198 and is fifth at Richmond in career three-point percentage (.402). Robbins has played in 101 games with 30 career starts, scoring a career-high 20 points in a win over St. Bonaventure on Feb. 16. Benjamin made his first career field goal to put the Spiders over the century mark in a 103-59 win over VMI in 2009.
- Freshman Terry Allen had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds at No. 19 VCU on Wednesday. He is averaging 8.0 ppg and 7.2 rpg in the last 5 games.
- There has been plenty of talk about the Atlantic 10 having 10 teams in the top-100 in the RPI, the second most of any league in the nation. The Spiders are one of those 10 teams with an RPI of 81 and that is after playing one of the most difficult conference stretches of any team in the nation. From Jan. 12 to Feb. 13 Richmond played 9-straight games against teams in the top-100 in the RPI. UR went through that gauntlet withoutDerrick Williams for 7 of those A-10 games. DWill missed 9 games overall.
- Cedrick Lindsay has scored in double figures in 9 of the last 11 games and is averaging 17.9 ppg in the last 7 games. He has matched his career high of 22 points in 3 of his last 5 games.
- UR leads the A-10 and is 16th in the nation in threes per game (8.4 and is 2nd in the A-10 and 30th in the nation in 3pt pct (.364).