Richmond hosts VCU in the Bank of America Capital Classic on Thursday in a sold-out Robins Center at 9 p.m. in a game televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network. The Spiders are 18-11 overall and 8-6 in the Atlantic 10. Richmond has won four of the last seven since losing both seniors for the remainder of the season. Richmond is coming off two road losses last week, but are 12-3 at home this season. The Rams have won two-straight, but have lost three of the last four road games. Treveon Graham leads the team in scoring at 15.4 points per game. Juvonte Reddic averages 12.7 points per game and Melvin Johnson averages 10.6 points per game. THE LATEST • Richmond hosts city-rival VCU in the Bank of America Capital City Classic on Thursday night in a 9 p.m. tipoff. The game will be played 10 hours later than the tipoff time (11 a.m.) of the first meeting between the two teams on Feb. 1 at VCU. • This is the first visit for VCU to the New Robins Center. Richmond has won the last two meetings between the two teams in the Robins Center, including an 82-70 overtime victory last season. • Richmond has six wins over top-100 RPI teams, including one top-15 RPI win over UMass (13). • The Spiders had won 4 of 7 since losing their two seniors for the remainder of the season after the first meeting with VCU on Feb.1. • Richmond lost both seniors for the season when Cedrick Lindsay tore a meniscus in both knees and Derrick Williams left the team for personal reasons. The Spiders are one of the youngest teams in the country with no seniors in uniform and only 2 juniors that see action. • Richmond is second in the A-10 in scoring defense, allowing 65.5 ppg. The Spiders are third in the A-10 and 13th in the nation in 3-point FG pct. defense (.292). The Spiders are third in the A-10 in FG pct. defense (.413). • Kendall Anthony has been Atlantic 10 Player of the Week in 2 of the last 6 weeks. Anthony leads the Atlantic 10 in scoring in conference play at 18.5 ppg and had scored in double-figures in 20-straight games, before scoring 8 points on Saturday at URI. He is 6th on UR’s career list for threes (202), needing 1 to tie Darien Brothers (203) for 5th. He is just the 13th Spider to score 1,000 points as a junior and he is 24th on UR’s scoring list (1,264 points). • Freshman ShawnDre’ Jones scored a career-high 25 points against George Washington on Feb. 18 and has scored in double-figures in 5 of the last 7 games. Jones is averaging 13.0 points per game and shooting 44.1 percent from 3 (15-of-34) in the last 7 games. Jones is sixth in the A-10 in three-point percentage (.418). He is fourth in the A-10 in three-point percentage in conference play (.435).
Spiders Host VCU In Bank Of America Capital Classic
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