Richmond Men's Basketball 2014 Tournament Capsule

Richmond Spiders
Atlantic 10 (19-14, 8-8)


For the most part Richmond has beaten the teams they should have beaten in the 2013-2014 campaign. While that is certainly a good thing, the fact that the Spiders have failed to capture a big non-conference win has kept this team off of the national radar.

Big Wins: 11/11 Belmont (69-61), 1/18 Dayton (73-64), 122 Massachusetts (58-55)
Bad Losses: 1/8 at St. Bonaventure (70-84), 2/26 at George Mason (60-69), 3/1 at Rhode Island (43-66)
Coach: Chris Mooney (9 seasons at Richmond)

Why They Can Surprise:
Richmond does exactly what one would expect from a Chris Mooney coached squad. The Princeton Offense has moved pretty smoothly this year. The turnovers are kept down, the defense is solid across the board and everybody on the team can shoot the ball. Kendall Anthony is the top shooter. The little 5-8 guard has seen his three-point percentage dip a touch during his junior year, but he has done a better job of mixing up his offensive game. There is also a lot of emerging talent on this team, most notably point guard ShawnDre’ Jones, wing Trey Davis and forward Terry Allen.

Why They Can Disappoint:
Unfortunately, the story for Richmond is about who is not on the floor. Leading scorer and starting point guard, Cedrick Lindsay, was sidelined in early February with a season ending knee injury. Richmond has done an admirable job since then and Jones has filled in those minutes quite well. But the loss of Derrick Williams, also in early February, was another big blow. What is left is a very, very young squad. All of the playing time they are receiving bodes well for the future, but the inexperience will not likely lead to a very successful postseason.

Probable Starters:
ShawnDre’ Jones, Freshman, Guard, 6.4 ppg
Kendall Anthony, Junior, Guard, 15.9 ppg, 1.6 apg
Trey Davis, Sophomore, Forward, 5.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg
Deion Taylor, Sophomore, Forward, 4.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, Sophomore, Forward, 6.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.4 bpg

Key Roleplayers:
Terry Allen, Sophomore, Forward, 10.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg
Wayne Sparrow, Junior, Guard, 3.2 ppg

By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 66.7 (276th in nation, 13th in conference)
Scoring Defense: 65.0 (54, 2)
Field-Goal Percentage: 42.3 (270, 10)
Field-Goal Defense: 41.2 (72, 3)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 6.3 (158, 6)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 31.9 (265, 8)
Free-Throw Percentage: 66.8 (268, 10)
Rebound Margin: -5.9 (334, 13)
Assists Per Game: 10.5 (313, 13)
Turnovers Per Game: 10.5 (32, 1)

Recent Postseason Appearances:
2013    CBI        First Round win over Bryant
2013    CBI        Quarterfinal loss to Wright State
2011    NCAA    Round of 64 win over Vanderbilt
2011    NCAA    Round of 32  win over Morehead State
2011    NCAA    Regional Semifinal loss to Kansas
2010    NCAA    Round of 64 loss to St. Mary's
2009    CBI        First Round win over St. Johns
2009    CBI        Second Round win over Charleston
2009    CBI        Semifinal loss to UTEP
2008    CBI        First Round loss to Virginia
2004    NCAA    Round of 64 loss to Wisconsin

*all team stats through 3/9


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