ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Kevin Anderson scored 22 points to
lead sixth-seeded Richmond to an 65-49 win over No. 11 St.
Bonaventure in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on
David Gonzalvez added 18 points and Ryan Butler had 10 for
Richmond (18-14), which will play third-seeded Dayton at 9 p.m.
Thursday in a quarterfinal game. Anderson added six assists for the
Spiders, who were eliminated in the first round each of the last
Andrew Nicholson and Jonathan Hall paced St. Bonaventure (15-15)
with 13 points apiece.
Richmond led 28-22 at the half, then scored the first seven
points of the second half, capped by Gonzalvez's fastbreak layup on
a behind-the-back assist from Anderson.
St. Bonaventure closed the gap to six when Michael Davenport hit
consecutive 3-pointers with 9:39 left. But Butler converted five
free throws during a 7-0 Richmond run that pushed the lead back to
13 with 6:31 left.
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