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Shavar Newkirk clutch in St. Joe's win over Richmond

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Shavar Newkirk clutch in St. Joe's win over Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. — Nick Robinson scored 20 points with eight rebounds and Shavar Newkirk added 18 points including two free throws with 14 seconds left in Saint Joseph's 72-70 victory over Richmond on Saturday night.

A Robinson dunk gave the Hawks a 70-64 lead with 1:48 left but Khwan Fore made four free throws over the next minute, cutting the lead to two. The teams exchanged turnovers before Newkirk's free throws. A put-back by De'Monte Buckingham got the Spiders within 72-70 and the Hawks lost the ball out of bounds but Nick Sherod's long 3-pointer bounced off the back of the rim.

Taylor Funk had four 3-pointers for 12 points for the Hawks (13-15, 8-8 Atlantic 10) and James Demery, who missed a Wednesday loss to George Mason with a sprained ankle, also scored 12.

Sherod had four 3-pointers and scored 20 points with Grant Golden adding 16 and Fore 14 for the Spiders (9-19, 7-9).

Johnson scores 27, but La Salle loses to Richmond

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Johnson scores 27, but La Salle loses to Richmond

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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.

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.