Scores

Final

Richmond 70

(9-7, 0-1 A 10)

Charlotte 75

(8-5, 1-0 A 10)

    7:30 PM ET, January 4, 2012

    Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    RICH 34 3670
    CHAR 34 4175

    Top Performers

    Richmond: C. Lindsay 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Charlotte: J. Barnett 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Charlotte 75, Richmond 70

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Javarris Barnett scored a game-high 22 points and Chris Braswell chipped in with 13 points as Charlotte used a strong inside game to knock off defending Atlantic 10 Conference champion Richmond 75-70 in the league opener for both teams.

    Charlotte (8-5, 1-0) outscored Richmond 50-20 inside the paint.

    Cedrick Lindsay scored 19 points and Kendall Anthony had 18 for Richmond (9-7, 0-1), which is returning just one starter from last year's Sweet 16 team.

    The 49ers led by 11 points with 2:37 left, but the Spiders cut the lead to two on a three-point play by Anthony. Braswell answered with a pretty move inside and then grabbed the rebound on the other end to help seal the victory and snap Charlotte's three-game losing streak.

    The Spiders built an 11-point lead early but the 49ers battled back to tie the game at 34-34 at halftime, scoring 32 points in the paint.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICH
    CHAR
    Points 70 75
    FG Made-Attempted 23-56 (.411) 29-55 (.527)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-29 (.345) 1-6 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 16-28 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 11

    2011-12 Season

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