RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Ryan Butler's 3-pointer with 1:12 remaining
gave Richmond the lead in overtime and the Spiders held off East
Carolina Tuesday night for a 71-67 win.
Following Butler's basket, the Pirates' Courtney Captain hit two
free throws to cut the margin to 66-65 with 35.8 seconds remaining.
Richmond's Peter Thomas hit a layup, and Captain retaliated with
two free throws with 15.8 seconds remaining.
The Pirates (1-1) led by seven with 12:19 remaining. Richmond
came back slowly, finally tying the game at 61 on Dan Geriot's
3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left. Over the final 9:01 of the second
half and through the overtime period, the Pirates missed 13 of 15
field goal attempts.
Thomas led the Spiders (1-0) with 16 points. Geriot added 14,
Morris had 11 points with 10 rebounds and 8 assists, and Butler
added 11 points.
East Carolina Coach Ricky Stokes is a Richmond native, a former
Virginia Tech coach and Virginia star.