WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Richmond led by 12 points with eight minutes to play, but Wake Forest came back to force overtime and won 76-66 Saturday at Joel Coliseum.
The Spiders had held Wake Forest to 41 points over the game's first 32 minutes and seemed poised to win their fourth-straight over the Demon Deacons. But Wake Forest outscored the Spiders 35-15 points in the final 13 minutes, including overtime.
"We try to make sure we stay aggressive, keep trying to drive and throw it inside and not just settle or stall in any way," Richmond head coach Chris Mooney said. "I don't think we made enough shots, we missed a few key free throws that would have enabled us to extend the lead."
RIchmond senior Cedrick Lindsay scored 18 points, but was hobbled late in regulation on a drive to the basket. Lindsay had five assists and four steals to go with his 18 points. He moved into 10th on Richmond's career list for assists with 316, passing Jeff Myers (315).
Junior Kendall Anthony had 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the floor. He made 3-of-6 three-point attempts, moving into 10th on Richmond's career list for three-pointers with 152, passing Jermaine Bucknor (151).Richmond (7-3) never trailed in the second half and led by seven with 1:30 to play, but Wake Forest stormed back to force overtime on two free throws by Codi Miller-McIntyre. He led the Demon Deacons with 26 points, making 10-of-13 from the foul lines.
Richmond's defense forced 20 turnovers and had 12 steals for the second-straight game.
Richmond returns to the Robins Center to host Coppin State next Saturday. The game, which is a part of a doubleheader with the Spider women’s team, is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start and can be seen on Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic + and CBS Channel 6.3.