NCAA Game Summary - Massachusetts at Richmond
(Wednesday, January 22nd)
Final Score: Richmond 58, (13) Massachusetts 55
Richmond, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kendall Anthony's 21 points led the way as
Richmond upended No. 13 Massachusetts, 58-55, in a key Atlantic 10 clash at
the Robins Center.
Anthony buried 4-of-6 attempts from 3-point range to carry the Spiders, while
Cedrick Lindsay added 11 points to help Richmond (13-6, 3-1 A-10) deal the
Minutemen their first conference loss of the season.
Sampson Carter netted 15 points and Cady Lalanne had 10 along with 13 rebounds
for Massachusetts (16-2, 3-1), but the Minutemen struggled offensively en
route to having a six-game win streak snapped.
UMass went an off-target 2-for-14 from beyond the arc, while top scorer Chaz
Williams managed only eight points on a 2-of-11 shooting rate.
The Minutemen overcame a slow start to forge a 40-40 tie just past the midway
mark of the second half, but Richmond countered with a 10-2 run to regain
Lindsay ignited the spurt with back-to-back layups and Derrick Williams
knocked down a key 3-pointer before Alonzo Nelson-Ododa was fouled while
converting inside. The Spiders' center sank the ensuing bonus attempt to send
Richmond ahead by a 50-42 count with 6:08 to play.
A deep contested three by Anthony staked the Spiders to a 55-48 advantage with
3:45 left. However, UMass -- which trailed in the second half in each of its
three previous league wins -- appeared poised for another late rally after
cutting into the deficit down the stretch.
Carter drained a trey to kick-start a 7-1 flurry that culminated in Trey
Davis' runner which brought the Minutemen within 56-55 with 11.1 seconds to
go. Lindsay made two critical free throws on the ensuing possession, though,
and Williams' 3-point try that would have forced overtime was too strong as
time ran out.
Anthony was the difference-maker during a first half in which Richmond never
trailed. The junior guard dropped in 13 points in the opening stanza,
including every one during an 8-0 run he capped with a long-range three that
put the Spiders up 26-17 with just under four minutes to play.
Richmond failed to make a basket over the remainder of the period, though,
enabling the Minutemen to close within 27-22 at the break despite shooting
just 27.6 percent (8-of-29) for the initial 20 minutes.
UMass then put together an 8-2 surge to begin the second half, with Raphiael
Putney's dunk off a Richmond turnover giving the Minutemen their first lead of
the night at 30-29.
The Spiders later scored six straight points to reclaim the upper hand at
38-32, but UMass answered with a 6-0 stretch of its own to knot the score with
The Spiders have now won five of their last six games against ranked teams at
the Robins Center, with last season's 84-72 triumph over No. 16 VCU the most
recent one prior to Wednesday's result ... Richmond last beat a top-15 team
with a 65-54 decision over No. 8 Purdue in the Chicago Invitational Challenge
on Nov. 27, 2010, and hadn't downed a top-15 opponent at home since besting
No. 14 Georgia Tech on Dec. 1, 1990 ... Carter and Lalanne combined to go 11-
of-14 from the field for UMass ... Williams finished with seven assists.
01/22 22:04:54 ET
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