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Photos and Game Summary: Spiders Dominate George Washington

Defense reigned supreme as the Spiders forced George Washington into 18 turnovers while only allowing four of their own.

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Richmond (16-6,6-3 Atlantic 10): 76
George Washington(10-12,4-5 Atlantic 10): 54

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Official UR Game Summary

Four different Spiders scored in double figures as the University of Richmond men’s basketball team posted a dominant 76-54 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over George Washington Saturday night at a sold out Robins Center. The victory improves to the Spiders to 16-6 on the year, their best record through 22 games since the 2010-11 season (16-6).

Junior forward Grant Golden (Winchester, Va.) scored a game-high 20 points in just 21 minutes of action. He was 9-of-14 from the field, including a three-pointer early in the second half that capped his night off. His play helped the Spiders outscore the Colonials 50-34 in the paint.

“We wanted to throw the ball inside,” said coach Chris Mooney. “Most importantly, we wanted to try and get Grant established. I think he’s really been playing well and we wanted to throw the ball inside. They’re a little bit younger and Grant has been through a lot of these battles and was able to really find great post position and make great finishes.”

The Spiders forced George Washington into 18 turnovers while only committing four of their own. Richmond posted a season-high 13 steals. Junior guard Jacob Gilyard (Kansas City, Mo.) led the way with four steals while also dishing out nine assists without a turnover. Gilyard (415) passed Spiders legend Kevin Anderson (410) for the fourth-most assists in Richmond history.

Junior guard Nick Sherod (Richmond, Va.) added 15 points, including 2-of-2 shooting from deep. Freshman Tyler Burton (Uxbridge, Mass.) scored 12 points, marking his third double-digit effort of the season, all coming in the last five games. Junior forward Nathan Cayo (Montreal, Quebec) rounded out the double figure scorers with 10 points in 18 minutes of play.

The first half saw the Spiders force George Washington into 12 turnovers as Richmond opened a 39-22 lead after the first 20 minutes of play. Richmond, which only committed one turnover in the first half, scored 12 points off the Colonials’ miscues in the opening half.

The Spiders broke open the game with a 14-0 run midway through the half, turning a one-point game into a 31-16 lead. Sophomore guard Andre Gustavson (Helsinki, Finland) started the run with a three-pointer while Golden added a three-point play.

Richmond was able to maintain and build off its lead in the second half as its defense was strong throughout. The Spiders held George Washington to just nine assists and 22.7 percent shooting (5-of-22) from three-point range.

“We knew that guarding the ball screens was going to be really important,” said Mooney. “I thought we did a great job of that throughout the game and that’s a credit mostly to Grant, Sal [Koureissi], and Matt Grace.”

With the win, Richmond (6-3 in the Atlantic 10) matched its conference win total from last season.

The Spiders next hit the road for two-straight games, beginning next Saturday when they travel to the Bronx for a meeting with Fordham. Game time is set for 2 p.m.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Virginia Capital Trail, East Coast Greenway Alliance announce first-ever Winter Warrior Challenge

The event challenges people to complete 282 miles along the East Coast Greenway and Capital Trail this winter.

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The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation and East Coast Greenway Alliance have announced the first-ever ‘Winter Warrior Challenge’ virtual event to take place January 13th – March 31st.

The challenge is a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to virtually complete 282 miles along the East Coast Greenway, traveling from Washington, D.C., to Richmond via Greenway’s spine route and to the Virginia-North Carolina border along the Greenway’s historic coastal route. Participants have the option to tackle the challenge individually or in a team of up to four people and can choose to run, walk, bike, or skate their way across Virginia.

“With a shared vision of equitable access to trails and greenways for recreation and active transportation, we are thrilled to partner with the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation on the first-ever Winter Warrior Challenge,” shares Sarah Sanford, East Coast Greenway Alliance Virginia & North Carolina Coordinator. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have flocked to trails and greenways to maintain mental and physical health. We hope that this event will encourage people to get outside, recreate responsibly on the Virginia Capital Trail and beyond, and support a great cause at the same
time.”

Registration is $40 and includes an individual and team leaderboard, interesting trail facts based on destination points along the route, an official event crewneck sweatshirt, and a fun virtual experience as you travel along one of Virginia’s most prestigious trail networks. Participants can break the route into segments and divide it up between team members or complete it on their own.

“Many people are unaware that the Virginia Capital Trail connects to the East Coast Greenway Alliance, which stretches across 3,000+ miles and 15 states,” mentions Cat Anthony, Executive Director of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. “We are excited to inspire outdoor adventure as participants explore and learn more about trail networks across Virginia. We hope this event will bring awareness on how important pedestrian and cycling infrastructure is to our region and encourage people to take advantage of Virginia’s trail networks.”

Proceeds benefit the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation and East Coast Greenway Alliance for continued advocacy and regional trail expansion.

Registration is open here. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences using #WWC282.

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Spiders versus Ram Game Postponed Due to Covid-19

Sometimes when you play sports in the middle of a pandemic people test positive for the disease that has killed over 380,000 in the United States.

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The cross-city basketball derby will have to wait. University of Richmond released the following statement.

The University of Richmond men’s basketball home game Saturday against VCU has been postponed in response to the results from the latest COVID testing and contact tracing within the Spiders program. All team activities are paused at this time.

Richmond continues to follow the guidance of University health officials and the Virginia Department of Health protocols. No decisions have been made regarding any additional Richmond games.

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Photos and Game Summary: Ram’s Home Winning Streak Comes to an End

Rhode Island handed the Rams their first loss at home. Final score Rhode Island 83, VCU 68.

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Official VCU Game Summary

HYLAND’S 24 NOT ENOUGH FOR VCU AGAINST RHODE ISLAND

Score: Rhode Island 83, VCU 68
Location: Richmond, Va. (Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 9-3 (2-1 A-10), Rhode Island 6-6 (4-2)

The story: Sophomore guard Bones Hyland’s 24-point performance was not enough for VCU Men’s Basketball as it suffered 83-68 loss to Rhode Island Saturday night at the Stuart C. Seigel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Hyland led the Rams in scoring for the ninth time this season. The sophomore also collected five rebounds in the contest. The Wilmington, Del. native scored 19 of his 24 in the second half and connected on 8-of-19 field goals
  • Junior guard KeShawn Curry chipped in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Black and Gold
  • Sophomore forward Hason Ward bolstered the VCU defense tallying four blocks. Ward also contributed eight points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field
  • Fatts Russell and Jeremy Sheppard contributed 23 and 20 points, respectively, to lead Rhode Island

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Rhode Island a 17-2 scoring run over more than six minutes in the second half to take a commanding 71-56 lead with 7:05 left. Russell punctuated the decisive run with a step-back 3-pointer as the shot clock expired
  • VCU battled hard in a back-and-forth first half. The game was knotted at 40 when the teams entered the locker room
  • Rhode Island won the rebounding battle 41-26, including 25-8 in the second half
  • Rhody shot .481 (26-of-54) from the field, including .571 (8-of-14) from 3-point range

NOTABLE

  • The game featured 10 lead changes and nine ties
  • VCU recorded 11 blocks in the game, marking the second time this year the Black and Gold registered double-digit blocks
  • The Rams outscored Rhode Island in bench points 29-22. VCU has outscored opposing benches in 11 of 12 games this season
  • Hyland scored 20+ points for the fifth time this season
  • Ward tied his career high with four blocks

UP NEXT

VCU will travel to Washington, D.C. to take on George Washington 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The game will air on ESPN+ and NBC Sports Washington.

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