Harper leads Richmond 60-48
WASHINGTON (AP)—Justin Harper scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half to lead Richmond to a 60-48 victory over George Washington on Saturday night.
David Gonzalvez added 13 points for the Spiders (9-6, 1-0 Atlantic 10), who had only seven turnovers and broke a six-game losing streak to George Washington.
The Colonials (6-7, 0-1), who trailed 37-14 early in the second half, lost their fifth straight game.
George Washington cut the lead to 56-48 on Noel Wilmore’s 3-pointer with 39.3 seconds left in the game.
But Richmond’s Kevin Anderson, who scored 12 points, was intentionally fouled by Damian Hollis with 36.8 to go, and made two free throws for a 58-48 lead.
Anderson hit two more free throws to make it 60-48 with 30 seconds to play.
Wynton Witherspoon had 15 points for George Washington and Rob Diggs added 10 points and seven rebounds.