Scores

Final

Dayton 58

(13-7, 6-3 A 10)

Richmond 61

(11-9, 6-3 A 10)

8:00 PM ET, February 5, 2005

Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia

1 2 T
DAY 27 3158
RICH 23 3861

Top Performers

Dayton: T. Meacham 13 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Richmond: K. Steenberge 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Blk

Richmond 61, Dayton 58

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Daon Merritt, Jermaine Bucknor and Peter Thomas hit free throws in the final 31 seconds to help Richmond hold off Dayton 61-58 Saturday night.

The Flyers (13-7, 6-3 Atlantic 10) trailed 57-56 with 40.5 seconds left following two free throws by Trent Meacham. Merritt hit 1-of-2 with 31.5 seconds left. The Flyers' Monty Scott missed two free throws with 22 seconds left and Bucknor hit 1-of-2 with 19.8 remaining, giving the Spiders (11-9, 6-3) a 59-56 lead.

Scott had a turnover with 8 seconds to go and Merritt again hit 1-of-2 free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining. Thomas rebounded Merritt's miss and hit 1-of-2 with 4.8 remaining.

The Flyers led 27-23 at halftime after they scored the final 6 points of the half on a pair of 3-pointers by Jimmy Binnie.

Richmond took the lead for good 53-51 with 5:14 remaining on a jumper by Kevin Steenberge. Neither team led by more than 6 in the second half.

Merritt led the Spiders with 15 points and Bucknor added 10 points and 13 rebounds. Richmond outrebounded Dayton 37-34, the first time in 11 games the Spiders had outrebounded their opponents.

Meacham was the only Flyer in double figures with 13 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DAY
RICH
Points 58 61
FG Made-Attempted 20-58 (.345) 23-47 (.489)
3P Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 11-21 (.524)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 5

2004-05 Season

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