RICHMOND, Va. -- Darien Brothers scored 30 points and Richmond defeated Dayton 82-71 on Wednesday night.
Kendall Anthony added 20 points for the Spiders (16-15, 7-9 Atlantic 10 Conference), who won their fourth straight over Dayton.
Richmond shot 46.6 percent from the field (27 of 58). Richmond shot just a shade better than the Flyers (18-11, 8-7), who hit 45.8 percent from the field (27 of 59) but scored more from the free-throw line.
The Spiders made 19 of 25 from the line, while Dayton was 9 of 11.
The Spiders led 60-58 and went on a 13-2 run to go up 73-60 on Francis-Cedric Martel's dunk with 5:30 to play.
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