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Richmond freshman De’Monte Buckingham warms up before Richmond men’s basketball’s first game of the season against Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in the Robins Center at University of Richmond. 


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Alexandra Smith performs with the SpinnURs dance team at the game.


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VMI’s Fred Iruafemi and Richmond’s Marshall Wood jump for the opening tip.


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Jones shoots a jumper during Richmond's win over VMI Friday night. 


Richmond’s ShawnDre’ Jones shoots in the first period. Jones led the Spiders to an opening-night win with 31 points on just 13 shot attempts. 


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The Richmond Spiders huddle during a time out.


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Richmond’s Grant Golden defends VMI’s Tyler Creammer.


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Richmond’s Joe Kirby cheers on his teammates in the first period.


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VMI’s QJ Peterson tries to get past Richmond guard Khwan Fore in the first period. Fore scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in the game. 


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Richmond’s Julius Johnson prepares to get a rebound after a free throw in the first few minutes of the first period.


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Peterson dunks after a fast break down the court with under five minutes left in the first period. He scored 18 points and had eight rebounds. 


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Richmond freshman Grant Golden jumps to defend Peterson with a few minutes remaining in the first period.


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The Robins Center was packed with more than 7,000 fans for the Spiders' first game of the season.


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Richmond forward T.J. Cline makes a layup a few minutes into the second period, bringing the lead to 30-25 for Richmond. Cline scored 15 points and had five assists. 


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VMI’s Fred Iruafemi defends Fore.


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Richmond senior Marshall Wood talks to head coach Chris Mooney on the sideline.


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Christian Stoinev and Scooby, an America’s Got Talent 2014 finalist act, perform at the halftime show.


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Spiders fans cheer on the players in the opening game of the season. 


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VMI forward Trey Chapman takes a free throw to make the score 30-26 in Richmond's favor.


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Andrei Buna of the Richmond Rowdies cheers on the Spiders.


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T.J. Cline and ShawnDre' Jones could play in their final college game tonight against Alabama.


Cline encourages his teammates in the last few minutes of the game.


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Mooney watches with anticipation in the last few minutes of the game.


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With three seconds left in the game, Jones takes a free throw, bringing the Spiders to a 72-69 victory. 

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