RICHMOND, Va. — Nick Sherod and Jacob Gilyard connected on consecutive 3-pointers as Richmond broke away from a tied game in the last 1:11 to defeat La Salle 82-74 Saturday, pushing its win streak to three games.
La Salle (8-12, 2-5 Atlantic 10) forged a 74-74 tie on a Tony Washington layup, but on the other end of the floor Sherrod nailed an open 3 from in front of the Richmond bench for the lead. The Spiders' Grant Golden blocked La Salle's Pookie Powell on the other end.
After La Salle turned over the inbounds pass, Gilyard dribbled down the clock, created space with a crossover move and drained a dagger of a 3-pointer for a six-point lead with 26 seconds left.
Sherod and Golden each scored 18 points for Richmond (6-13, 4-3). Golden added eight rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. Khwan Fore added 14 points for the Spiders, who made 30 of 60 shots with 17 assists.
B.J. Johnson led the Explorers with 27 points in his second game back after missing five with an ankle injury. Isiah Deas added 18 and Powell 15.
Tony Washington scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds as La Salle overcame a slow start to beat George Mason 69-62 on Saturday afternoon to halt a three-game losing skid.
George Mason, looking for its third straight Atlantic 10 Conference victory, shot 62 percent from the floor in the first half, sprinting to a 45-32 halftime advantage.
The Explorers picked up the pace as Washington scored six straight points to open the second half, while George Mason opened that period shooting 2-of-15 from the floor. La Salle opened the second period on a 21-7 surge to take a 53-52 lead with 8:58 remaining in the game.
The Patriots battled back to retake the lead 58-57. Washington pulled down his 13th rebound and followed with a layup at the other end for a 61-60 lead with 1:20 remaining. The Explorers made six straight free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Washington was 9 of 11 from the floor. B.J. Johnson added 18 points with nine boards and Amar Stukes had 12 points for La Salle (11-16, 5-9).
Justin Kier led George Mason (12-15, 6-8) with 19 points and seven rebounds.
Matt Mobley scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jaylen Adams added 26 points with five assists and four steals and St. Bonaventure beat La Salle 79-68 on Tuesday night for its first seven-game Atlantic 10 winning streak in program history.
The pair combined to go 9 of 17 from distance, with Adams hitting five 3s, and the Bonnies made 10 of 20. Mobley reached 30 points for the second time this season.
Mobley paced the Bonnies in the opening half with 18 points and Adams added 12 for a 42-32 lead. Mobley sank a 3-pointer and Courtney Stockard went coast-to-coast for a dunk to put the Bonnies in control at 67-56 with 7:22 left.
Stockard finished with 10 points for St. Bonaventure (19-6, 9-4), which has sole possession of second in the A-10.
Saul Phiri scored 22 points with five 3-pointers and Pookie Powell added 15 points for La Salle (10-16, 4-9).