The game will be broadcast on Comcast SportsNet South, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus and ESPN3. The game will be available on the DISH network on Ch. 446 (SD) and Ch. 9516 (HD). It will be broadcast on DirecTV on Ch. 643 (SD) and 643-1 (HD). Listen live on the Spider IMG Sports Network with Bob Black and Greg Beckwith at ESPN Radio 950AM, the WOLF 93.1 on RichmondSpiders.com.
The Gators (10-2) have won four-straight and nine of the last 10 games, with the one loss coming at nationally ranked UConn 65-64. Casey Prather leads the team in scoring at 17.8 points per game, shooting 62.4 percent from the field. Scottie Wilbekin is averaging 12.0 points and Michael Frazier is averaging 11.4 points and shooting 50.0 percent from 3 (30-of-60). Doria Finney-Smith (10.6) and Patric Young (10.4) are also averaging double-figures.
• The Spiders play their final non-conference game of the season at No. 12 ranked Florida on Saturday. It is their second game of a four-game road trip that when it ends, will leave the Spiders with just six road games remaining on the schedule. Richmond is 3-1 in road games this season and 4-2 in games away from home. The Spiders’ two losses away from the Robins Center came to ACC teams Wake Forest in OT and nationally-ranked North Carolina.
• The Spiders have not lost a game in regulation since Nov. 23, with the two losses coming in overtime to Wake Forest and Ohio. Richmond led by double-figures in both of those setbacks. The Spiders have led by 9 in their last three losses (WF, Ohio and UNC) and led by 4 with 7 minutes to go in its first loss to Minnesota. Richmond led by 12 with eight minutes to go in the OT loss to Wake Forest and led by 10 in the first half of the loss to Ohio.
• The Spiders have won 8 of their last 15 games vs. ranked opponents.
• Richmond has won 12 of its last 23 games against Power 6 conference teams, including 3 of the last 4 against the SEC dating back to the 2009-10 season. The Spiders defeated Mississippi State and then Big 12 member Missouri to win the 2009 South Padre Island Invitational and a few weeks later defeated No. 13 ranked Florida 56-53 in the Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise, Fla. The following season, Richmond defeated Vanderbilt on its way to the 2011 Sweet 16.
• Cedrick Lindsay returned from missing a game with a knee sprain to average 20.0 points in the last 3 games. Lindsay is second in the Atlantic 10 in scoring at 18.6 points per game and second in the league in steals (2.3 spg) and third assists (4.6 apg).
• Richmond has held the opposition to 61 points or less in regulation in 7 of the last 8 games and 10 of the 14 games this season.
• Richmond’s defense is allowing just 63.4 points per game, which ranks second in the A-10 and 31st in the nation. The Spiders are second in the A-10 and 33rd in the nation FG pct. defense (.394). Richmond is third in the A-10 and 17th in the nation in 3FG pct. defense (.283).
• Kendall Anthony is averaging 16.6 points and shooting 44.7 percent from three in the last 6 games, having made 21-of-47 threes. He is 10 points from scoring 1,000 for his career.