Scores

Final

Richmond 72

(22-7, 11-3 A 10)

Charlotte 59

(10-18, 2-12 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2011

    Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    RICH 34 3872
    CHAR 24 3559

    Top Performers

    Richmond: J. Harper 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Charlotte: A. Wilderness 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Richmond improves hopes for NCAA at-large bid with win

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Justin Harper scored 22 points and Kevin Anderson scored 20 to lead Richmond to a 72-59 win over Charlotte on Saturday night.

    The Spiders (22-7, 11-3 Atlantic 10) strengthened their hold on third place in the league and won for the sixth time in their last seven games.

    Richmond pulled out to a 34-24 halftime lead, then turned back a Charlotte (10-18, 2-12) rally in the second half. The 49ers got as close as three points twice, the latest at 55-52 with 8:12 left, but the Spiders closed with a 17-7 surge the rest of the way.

    Harper was 8 of 14 from the field with three 3-pointers, and had a team-high seven rebounds.

    Anderson scored 12 of his 20 in the second half. His fastbreak layup with 7:35 remaining allowed him to surpass 2,000 points for his career.

    The Spiders also got 11 points off the bench from Francis Martel.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICH
    CHAR
    Points 72 59
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-19 (1.000) 6-12 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

    2010-11 Season

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