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Greg Robbins and the Spiders play at Saint Louis Wednesday.
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Greg Robbins and the Spiders play at Saint Louis Wednesday.
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Spiders Play At Saint Louis Wednesday
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 02/14/2012
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Richmond heads to the Midwest to face the Saint Louis Billikens on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT.


  • The defending Atlantic 10 Champion Spiders' up-and-down season continued Saturday, as Richmond followed up a thrilling 78-76 win over La Salle with a loss to George Washington. Having graduated 5,737 career points last spring, the Spiders expected to experience growing pains this season and that has shown up in the teams inconsistency. The same team that led by 19 at the half in a double-figure win over Atlantic 10-leading Temple was swept by George Washington. Since the Spiders dismantled the Owls on Jan. 14, Temple has not lost a game and Richmond is just 2-6.
  • Redshirt freshman Wayne Sparrow had come on strong as of late scoring 7 points in 21 hustle-filled minutes vs. Duquesne and following that up with a career-high 10 points, making 4-of-5 field goals and 2-of-3 threes, along with grabbing 5 rebounds in the win over La Salle. He had 7 points in 13 minutes in the first half Saturday before hitting his hand on a GW players head and breaking his hand. Sparrow will miss the remainder of the season.
  • Richmond is shooting 21.7 free throws per game and ranks 8th in the nation in free throw percentage at 76.6 percent. You cannot defend a free throw, but Richmond's free throw percentage defense is the 7th worst in the nation with opponents shooting 75.4 percent .
  • The Spiders are turning the ball over just 11.2 times per game, which leads the Atlantic 10 and ranks 21st in the nation.
  • Richmond finished the last two seasons 13-3 in A-10 play and the Spiders are 37-14 in the last 51 games against A-10 teams. The Spiders are 32-13 in the last 45 A-10 regular season games.
  • Freshman Kendall Anthony leads the Spiders in scoring at 13.6 points per game, shooting 43.8 percent from three. Anthony has scored more points as a freshmen then Johnny Newman and Kevin Anderson, who are 1st and 2nd in all-time career scoring at Richmond. He needs 2 points to tie Dan Geriot for 3rd on Richmond's freshmen scoring list.

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