Richmond tops St. Bonaventure 65-49 in A10 tourney
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)—Kevin Anderson scored 22 points to lead sixth-seeded Richmond to an 65-49 win over No. 11 St. Bonaventure in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Wednesday.
David Gonzalvez added 18 points and Ryan Butler had 10 for Richmond (18-14), which will play third-seeded Dayton at 9 p.m. Thursday in a quarterfinal game. Anderson added six assists for the Spiders, who were eliminated in the first round each of the last three years.
Andrew Nicholson and Jonathan Hall paced St. Bonaventure (15-15) with 13 points apiece.
Richmond led 28-22 at the half, then scored the first seven points of the second half, capped by Gonzalvez’s fastbreak layup on a behind-the-back assist from Anderson.
St. Bonaventure closed the gap to six when Michael Davenport hit consecutive 3-pointers with 9:39 left. But Butler converted five free throws during a 7-0 Richmond run that pushed the lead back to 13 with 6:31 left.