Richmond gets past Rhode Island 64-59 in A10 tournament
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Grant Golden tossed in 19 points and Tyler Burton added a double-double to lead Richmond to a 64-59 victory over Rhode Island in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Thursday night.
Burton finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the sixth-seeded Spiders (20-12). Jacob Gilyard added 10 points and six steals.
Richmond won despite a season-low 21 points in the first half.
Malik Martin tied a career high with 20 points and had nine rebounds for the Rams (15-16). Makhi Mitchell added 13 points and eight boards.
Richmond advances to play No. 3 seed VCU in the quarterfinals on Friday.