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Delaware opens season with big win for program over Richmond

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Delaware opens season with big win for program over Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Ryan Daly scored 22 points, Eric Carter had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Delaware beat Richmond 76-63 on Friday night in a season opener.

Delaware jumped out to a 33-point lead and led 49-20 at halftime, but Richmond made seven straight shots to cut its deficit to 55-40 with 12:06 remaining.

Daly buried a contested 3-pointer and Anthony Mosley added two free throws to push the margin back to 17.

"This is a really big win for our program. Our team brought a competitive mindset into the game, and was ready to play from the tip," Delaware coach Martin Ingelsby said. "In the first half we executed our game plan, had a great rhythm offensively, and were good defensively."

Freshman Kevin Anderson added 11 points and Mosley 10 for the Blue Hens, who never trailed.

De'Monte Buckingham scored 18 points and Jacob Gilyard had 17 for Richmond -- 15 in the second half.

The Spiders are 10-2 in season openers under Chris Mooney. The game was sold out.

Villanova's dominance over Richmond at home ends

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Villanova's dominance over Richmond at home ends

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Kyle Lauletta passed for 259 yards to become the 10th player in FCS history to pass for 3,000 yards in three straight seasons and Richmond breezed to a 22-0 victory over Villanova on Saturday.

Lauletta completed 25 of 32 passes and also ran for 46 yards and a touchdown for the Spiders (5-4, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association), who snapped a seven-game skid at Villanova. Lauletta has thrown for 3,212 yards this season.

The Spiders rushed for 175 yards against the Wildcats (4-5, 2-4), who came into the game allowing just 57.8 yards per game -- second in the FCS.

Xavier Goodall carried 19 times for 116 yards and a score for Richmond.

True freshman Kyle McCloskey completed just 6 of 17 passes for 90 yards, with 60 yards coming on Simon Bingelis' lone catch. It was McCloskey's second career start.

Richmond has played ranked opponents in seven of nine games this season.

B.J. Johnson scores 18 but La Salle tripped up by Richmond, 64-52

B.J. Johnson scores 18 but La Salle tripped up by Richmond, 64-52

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T.J. Cline scored 21 points and Richmond cruised to a 64-52 win over La Salle on Saturday to maintain its third place position in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings.

The Spiders (15-9, 9-3), who have won four of five; currently sit one game behind first place Dayton.

Cline also finished with eight rebounds and seven assists. Nick Sherod added 16 points and ShawnDre' Jones had 12 with five assists for Richmond.

The key to the Spiders victory was a stifling defensive effort. Richmond held the Explorers (13-10, 7-5) to 40.4 percent shooting, 20 percent from 3-point range, and forced 24 turnovers.

B.J. Johnson had 18 points to lead La Salle.

The score was tied at 45 with 10:18 left when Cline finished a layup which sparked a 17-2 Spiders run and a 62-47 lead. The Explorers, who scored just seven points in the final 10 minutes, never recovered.