Richmond routs Davidson in return home

Spiders rout Davidson in return home

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Just 48 hours after a tough road loss in double overtime, the Richmond Spiders played 40 minutes of dominant basketball in an 89-63 win over Davidson.

Richmond (10-8, 3-2) held one of the nation's top offenses to a season-low 63 points, while the 26-point margin was the worst loss for Davidson (12-4, 3-2) and highest margin of victory for the Spiders this season.

Senior Kendall Anthony had a game for the ages, setting Richmond's school record for most career threes with a 25-point effort. He tied a career high with seven threes, shooting 8-of-13 from the floor. He now has 246 career threes, passing Jonathan Baker's 241.

Anthony was not alone as T.J. Cline scored a career-high 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting with three assists. Terry Allen tallied his second 20-point game of the season with 21 points and a career-high-tying five assists. It was the first time that two players had scored 20 points in a game this season, let alone three.

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa scored a season-high 15 points with four assists. ShawnDre' Jones set a new career high with seven assists and just one turnover. He currently ranks second in the A-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio.

Richmond set new season highs in points (89), threes (14), assists (25) and field goals (31), shooting a blistering 57.4 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the line.

The Spiders forced 12 turnovers, scoring 17 points off them, while only committing six. Richmond continues to rank in the top 10 in the country for fewest turnovers.

Not to be lost in the offensive outburst was Richmond's defense against a Davidson team that leads the A-10 in nearly every offensive category.

Tyler Kalinoski was the Wildcats' leading scorer with 20 points while Brian Sullivan 10. Jack Gibbs, who scored 32 against the Spiders in a meeting just two weeks ago, was held to just seven points on 2-of-10 shooting.

Celebration abounded in the Robins Center as a sold-out crowd of 7,201 worked the Spiders into a fever pitch from the opening tip as UR got off to a 7-0 run and never looked back.

After the Wildcats cut Richmond's lead to 22-13 after a Jordan Barham jumper, the Spiders went on a 17-8 run during which Anthony hit two three-pointers to set the all-time record. Richmond hit seven threes in the first half to lead 42-27.

Richmond did not let up in the second half, pushing the lead to 31 points on a three from Anthony that nearly brought the house down. A block by reserve Joe Kirby in the final minute ended the game with perfect punctuation and the Spiders won, 89-63.

UR will have the week off before traveling to Dayton next weekend for a 7 p.m. tip.

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