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Thirteen was the lucky number for the Spiders as they scored 13 in OT to edge out Vanderbilt by 1 point.

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Vanderbilt (2-1,0-0 SEC): 92
Richmond (2-0,0-0 Atlantic 10): 93

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“We’re resilient. We’re not going to quit.”

That’s what junior Jacob Gilyard said the Spiders showed Thursday night in a thrilling, come-from-behind win against Vanderbilt in OT.

Richmond overcame a seven-point deficit in the second half and a four-point hole in overtime to secure its first 2-0 start since 2013 as the Spiders improved to 6-3 vs SEC opponents under Chris Mooney.

With the score tied at 92 and Vanderbilt dribbling down the seconds in OT, it seemed like the best the Spiders could hope for was to force a second extra period. But Gilyard intercepted a Vanderbilt pass with four seconds remaining and flipped the ball ahead to Andre Gustavson, who streaking down the left side. Gustavson was fouled on his dunk attempt with 0.6 seconds remaining and sealed the 93-92 win for the Spiders when his first foul shot rattled around the rim and dropped through the net.

“The last play was amazing,” said Mooney. “For Jacob to have the presence of mind not to just launch a half-court shot but to find a streaking Andre and for him to make that foul shot is good for him and great for us and I’m really pleased with the victory and happy for our guys.”

Richmond started slowly, giving up the first seven points of the game but rebounded to build a 36-29 halftime lead behind 12 first-half points from junior Nathan Cayo and 11 from junior Blake Francis.

Vanderbilt sprinted to a lead early in the second half, however, as the Commodores made three-pointers on each of their first five possessions, turning a seven-point deficit into a four-point lead in the process. The lead swelled to seven before Richmond used a 12-0 run to take a 71-66 lead with four minutes left in regulation.

But the Commodores refused to go away, rallying to force overtime by holding the Spiders scoreless over the second half’s final 1:45 and using a pair of late three-pointers to knot the score at 80 at the end of regulation.

Richmond turned the ball over on its first two overtime possessions and trailed by four less than a minute into the extra period. Francis closed the gap to one on a three-pointer with 2:49 remaining, and Nick Sherod gave Richmond a one-point lead on a deep three-pointer with 1:14 to play, gathering the ball after Cayo tipped it out to the top fo the key for his sixth offensive rebound of the game.

After the teams traded pairs of free throws, Vanderbilt pulled ahead 92-90 on a three-pointer by Aaron Nesmith with 37 seconds to play, his seventh triple of the game. Gilyard answered 12 seconds later with a reverse layup to tie the score at 90, setting up Vanderbilt’s final possession and the ensuing heroics by Gilyard and Gustavson.

Gilyard led Richmond with 26 points and a game-high seven steals, one shy of the school record for steals in a game. The junior passed John Davis on the Spiders all-time steals list and is now in fourth place at 189.  Francis, Gilyard’s partner in the Spiders backcourt, added 24 points.

“They’re great players,” said Mooney of his starting backcourt. “They can do things at both ends of the floor and they can make big plays and big shots. Those guys are pretty special.”

Cayo scored 20 with a team-high eight rebounds as three Spiders reached the 20-point mark in a game for the first time since January 30, 2019 vs Saint Louis.

Richmond has now defeated a major-conference opponent in 14 of 15 seasons under Mooney and is 2-0 for the sixth time in his tenure (2006, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2019).

The Spiders will look to run their record to 3-0 Sunday against Cal State-Northridge (CSUN) from the Big West. Tip time is 4:00 PM and the game will be shown on MASN and ESPN Plus.

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With new information and cancellations coming in by the hour, the below is our attempt to keep you up to date on the latest Richmond area closures, cancellations, and community information, with links to relevant resources for more. We’ll continue to update this article as we learn more. Feel free to leave your own in the comments or email to [email protected]

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Richmond Flying Squirrels offer digital field trip for Richmond-area students

The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

The Education Day activities website can be found here.

The Flying Squirrels annually host Education Days at The Diamond as a learning-centered field trip to a game for schools around the Richmond region. The team has made their 2020 Education Day curriculum, broken down by grade level, available to families and students with schools closed for the rest of the academic year.

“In these unprecedented times, it is still our responsibility to be impactful in our communities, and especially with our future: the kids,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “We are very proud of this wonderful work and hope children and parents alike enjoy learning from this information.”

The Education Day curriculum was designed by a Henrico County educator and incorporates state-mandated objectives. The website includes hands-on activities, educational videos, word problems, printable activity sheets and more that align with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) objectives taught to elementary students throughout the school year.

The Flying Squirrels are encouraging participating families to share pictures of their children completing the activities with the team on their Facebook page.

In an effort to practice safe social distancing and best ensure the health and of the Flying Squirrels family, the team’s front offices and team store are currently closed. Fans looking to reach out to the Flying Squirrels front office can find information here and are encouraged to interact on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Richmond Kickers Delay Start of USL1 Season by Two Weeks

Any scheduled pro club events taking place prior to the start of the season will be postponed to later dates.

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The Richmond Kickers were set to take the field on March 28th. That has now been pushed back by at least two weeks. They released a statement that will look all to familiar in the coming weeks.

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