Golden’s 24 points help Richmond past Wake Forest, 84-74
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Numbers jumped off the page after Richmond's 84-74 victory against Wake Forest on Saturday night, including one that became part of the pages of Spiders' history.
The victory was the 240th of coach Chris Mooney's career with the Spiders, moving him past Dick Tarrant as the winningest coach in program history. But Mooney liked the other numbers, too.
Gilyard scores 31, Mooney ties Richmond wins record
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jacob Gilyard scored a career-high 31 points and Richmond coach Chris Mooney tied the program record for most wins in a 78-70 victory over IUPUI on Friday night.
Mooney, who has coached at Richmond since the 2005-06 season, matched Dick Tarrant (1981-93) with 239 wins.
Gilyard was 12 of 16 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, and handed out six assists. Nick Sherod added 22 points with three 3-pointers and Grant Golden had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
After slow start, young Richmond squad finds winning groove
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond coach Chris Mooney can laugh now at how much things have changed in a month.
Since starting the season a very un-Richmond-like 3-13, the Spiders have won six of their last seven.
Fore’s FT lifts Richmond past VCU, 77-76
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond had already had one of its best players helped off the floor suffering from cramps, and was in the process of trying to overcome a 12-point second-half deficit against its arch rival. The Robins Center was packed and electric. It was no time to shrink from the task at hand, Nick Sherod said.
Khwan Fore's free throw with 3.8 seconds left capped that comeback, giving the Spiders a 77-76 victory against VCU on Wednesday night.
Former Umpqua standout transfers to University of Richmond
Jordan Madrid-Andrews, who played basketball at Umpqua Community College in 2014-15, is headed to Richmond, Virginia, to complete his career with the Richmond Spiders.
Madrid-Andrews averaged 12 points and 10.3 rebounds a game for the Riverhawks. He came to Umpqua from Denver, Colo.
He spent the 2015-16 season at Chicago State and will be eligible to play for the Spiders this season.
A 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward, Madrid-Andrews bolsters Richmond's depth in the post.
Richmond player back on court after collapse, heart scare
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden had no idea what was happening when he collapsed.
"I just got extremely dizzy and then I ended up blacking out at half court," the Richmond forward said, recounting a frightening few moments last December during a game against Texas Tech.
Teammate T.J. Cline yelled at him to get up, thinking Golden had slipped on a wet spot. On the bench, trainer Adam Smith remembers joking about Golden's clumsiness.
Cline leads Richmond to double-digit win over Boston College
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston College's Jerome Robinson could not miss in the first half and Richmond trailed by eight. Once the Spiders started defending Robinson better and T.J. Cline got rolling, they were on their way to a win.
Cline scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half and Richmond rallied to beat Boston College 67-54 in the third-place game of the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday night.