Spiders getting ready for first game

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Spiders play in the first round of the NCAA tournament tonight.

The Spiders are again a trendy pick to spring an upset.

The 12th-seeded Spiders face 5th-seeded Vanderbilt in Denver.

Richmond has been known as a Cinderella squad in the tournament - perhaps most famously for its win over Syracuse back in 1991.

Many fans this year believe the Spiders were not awarded the proper seeding in the tournament.

But Richmond's coach told us they will use that as motivation for today's game.

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