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

Dale F. 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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