Xavier vs Richmond

Spiders bite No. 14 Musketeers in A-10 upset

CBSSports.com wire reports

RICHMOND, Va. -- Kevin Anderson made believers out of No. 17 Xavier.

Anderson scored a career-high 29 points to lead Richmond to an 80-75 upset of No. 17 Xavier on Saturday.

"He was a one-man wrecking crew tonight. He's one of the elite point guards in the country," Musketeer coach Sean Miller said. "He'll be the player of the year in this conference before he's through. We had no answer to him."

Anderson played 40 minutes with no turnovers, four rebounds, one assist and two steals.

"It's not the first time I've seen him play like that," Richmond coach Chris Mooney said. "There was a high degree of difficulty in some of those shots."

Justin Harper had 20 points for the Spiders (17-14, 9-7 Atlantic 10), who shot 50.9 percent and were 19-of-23 from the line. Jarhon Giddings added 12 points.

Derrick Brown had 16 points for Xavier (24-6, 12-4), which cut the lead to 75-73 with 1:21 remaining on Terrell Holloway's short jumper in the lane to cap a 20-7 run.

Richmond hung on to beat a ranked team at the Robins Center for the seventh time in 37 years and first since last season against Dayton.

"We've been in this situation too many times," Anderson said. "It shows that we learned from our past losses and our mistakes and we've grown as a team. We can take this win and go into the tournament with confidence."

The Atlantic 10 tournament begins Wednesday in Atlantic City, N.J.

After Holloway missed a pair of free throws, Anderson sunk a pair with 29 seconds left for a 78-73 lead. Brown cut it to 78-75 with 17.8 seconds left on two more.

After Richmond's Francis Cedric Martel missed the front end of a one-and one, BJ Raymond and Dante Jackson missed 3-pointers.

Harper rebounded and hit two free throws with 1.3 seconds left. Spiders scoring leader David Gonzalves was held to eight points.

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Kevin Anderson is a 'one-man wrecking crew' against Xavier, scoring 29 points with four boards. (AP)
Kevin Anderson is a 'one-man wrecking crew' against Xavier, scoring 29 points with four boards. (AP)
Xavier #17 (24-6)373875
Richmond (17-14) «453580
XAVIER:B.J. Raymond 17 Pts
XAVIER:B.J. Raymond 9 Reb
XAVIER:Terrell Holloway 5 Ast
RICH:K. Anderson 29 Pts
RICH:J. Harper 8 Reb
RICH:R. Butler 2 Ast

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K. Anderson
B. Raymond
Xavier Musketeers
D. Brown, F316-114-471216
B. Raymond, G-F306-142-291117
C. Anderson, G-F273-112-45248
D. Jackson, G271-30-04323
J. Love, F-C164-42-320310
T. Holloway, G222-54-62559
B. Redford, G191-30-01013
J. McLean, F163-31-22117
K. Frease, C120-32-51112
S. Duckett, GDid Not Play
J. Hughes, FDid Not Play
B. Walsh, G-FDid Not Play
A. Taylor, FDid Not Play
Totals 26-5717-2633142075
Richmond Spiders
K. Anderson, G4010-209-1041129
D. Gonzalvez, G372-83-43218
R. Butler, G-F282-50-02254
J. Giddings, F225-70-040412
K. Smith, F222-21-24225
J. Harper, F236-86-680320
F. Martel, F201-50-13142
J. Duinker, F-C70-00-02120
K. Hovde, G-F10-00-01000
D. McLean, GDid Not Play
M. McGonigal, GDid Not Play
D. Geriot, CDid Not Play
C. Smith, FDid Not Play
D. Garrett, FDid Not Play
L. Billings, GDid Not Play
Z. Estes, G-FDid Not Play
Totals 28-5519-233192280
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Seton Hall10-821-1244
St. Johns7-1114-19140

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Rhode Island13-525-1031
St. Bona.11-720-1291
Geo. Wash.10-820-15102
George Mason9-920-14103
La Salle9-915-15137
Saint Louis6-1212-21238
Saint Josephs4-1411-20201
Other games
UConn 60 Final
Tulane 47 Final
Memphis 74
California 66 Final
Ariz St 83
Syracuse 86 Final
MU 79
Missouri 86 Final
Tx A&M 96
Oregon 68 Final
Okla St 78 Final
Oklahoma 82
LSU 53 Final
Auburn 69
Texas 73 Final
Kansas 83
Wash St 60 Final
Wash 67
Wright St 57 Final
Butler 62
Louisville 62 Final
W Virg 59