Richmond beats No. 10 Kentucky, 1st win vs AP top-10 team

Richmond beats No. 10 Kentucky, 1st win vs AP top-10 team
Richmond's Blake Francis (1) shoots near Kentucky's Cam'Ron Fletcher, left, and Olivier Sarr during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp) (Source: James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Blake Francis and Nathan Cayo powered Richmond to the program’s first road victory over an Associated Press top-10 team, rallying in the second half to beat No. 10 Kentucky 76-64.

The Spiders had been 0-25 against top 10 teams and trailed 36-30 just after halftime.

Francis and Cayo each finished with 18 points, many coming during a series of small scoring runs that pushed Richmond ahead.

A 9-0 burst gave the Spiders the lead, and a 7-0 stretch made it 58-46 with 7:43 remaining.

In between, Francis and Tyler Burton hit 3-pointers and Cayo converted a three-point play.

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