ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Kevin Anderson scored 22 points to lead sixth-seeded Richmond to an 65-49 win over No. 11 St. Bonaventure in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Wednesday.
David Gonzalvez added 18 points and Ryan Butler had 10 for Richmond (18-14), which will play third-seeded Dayton at 9 p.m. Thursday in a quarterfinal game. Anderson added six assists for the Spiders, who were eliminated in the first round each of the last three years.
Richmond led 28-22 at the half, then scored the first seven points of the second half, capped by Gonzalvez's fastbreak layup on a behind-the-back assist from Anderson.
St. Bonaventure closed the gap to six when Michael Davenport hit consecutive 3-pointers with 9:39 left. But Butler converted five free throws during a 7-0 Richmond run that pushed the lead back to 13 with 6:31 left.