UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Sophomore Kendall Anthony scored a career-high 31 points and Richmond tied the Robins Center record for three-pointers with 16 in a 91-68 victory over Air Force on Wednesday night.
The Spiders made 16-of-26 three-pointers (.615) as they matched the school record set last year against Fordham. Richmond finished the non-conference portion of their schedule 10-5, while Air Force droopped to 8-4.
Anthony made a career-high seven three-pointers, just one shy of single-game school-record as he became the first Spider to score 30 points this season.The Jackson, Tenn. native made 7-of-9 three-pointers and 8-of-11 field goals.
At one point in the first half, Anthony scored eight points in 30 seconds, making back-to-back three-pointers and grabbing a steal for a fastbreak layup.
Senior Darien Brothers, who had made seven three-pointers in a win over Old Dominion last season in the Robins Center, connected on six Wednesday as he finished with a season-high 25 points.
Brothers moved into 39th on Richmond's all-time scoring list with 1,029 points, just two behind Mike Winiecki (1985-89) and four points behind Spike Welsh (1963-66).
The Richmond native also moved into eighth on Richmond's all-time career list for three-pointers with 163, passing Ken Atkinson (1986-90). Brothers entered the game third in the nation in three-poiint field goal percentage at (.535) and by going 6-of-9 he moved up to 55.0 percent.
Trey Davis followed up his career-high 12 points against Davidson with nine points and four rebounds against the Falcons. Davis has made a perfect 7-of-7 field goals in the last two games.
The Spiders open Atlantic 10 Conference play next Wednesday hosting Rhode Island at 7 p.m.