WASHINGTON — Senior Kevin Smith is known for his theatrical dunks and emotional play, but it was his calm free throws in the final minutes that helped the Spiders secure a 69-65 road win over George Washington University Wednesday night.
Smith scored 14 points, had four assists and had two first half dunks. Senior Justin Harper led all Richmond scorers with 20 points, including the go-ahead basket, and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds, while senior Dan Geriot added 15 points and senior Kevin Anderson had nine points.
Richmond fought back from a four-point deficit in the final minutes, led by junior Francis-Cedric Martel's 3-pointer in the waning moments.
Richmond led 36-35 at the end of the first half, during which time neither team shot a free throw. The first free throw came with 16:52 to go in the second half.
With the win, Richmond improved to 19-6 overall and 8-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
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