WASHINGTON (AP) – Jacob Gilyard scored 20 points, Nick Sherod had 17 and Richmond cruised to an 81-68 victory over Duquesne on Thursday night in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament.READ MORE: Contour Airlines Announces Service Out Of Pittsburgh International Airport
The seventh-seeded Spiders (12-19) advance to a Friday quarterfinal game against No. 2 seed St. Bonaventure (24-6).
Khwan Fore added 14 points, Julius Johnson had 11 and Grant Golden chipped in 10 for Richmond, which shot 57 percent overall. Gilyard made three of the Spiders’ nine 3-pointers.READ MORE: Man In Custody In Connection With Deaths Of Man And Woman Found In Ohio Camping Area
Richmond opened the game on a 16-5 run, built a 41-33 halftime lead and never trailed. Duquesne pulled to 53-45 with 13 minutes left, but the Spiders answered with a 14-3 surge and led by double digits the rest of the way.
Rene Castro-Caneddy scored 17 points and Mike Lewis II added 14 for No. 10 seed Duquesne.MORE NEWS: Pleas To Release Terminally-Ill Washington County Man Awaiting Trial Have Failed
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