RICHMOND, Virginia — Rhode Island goes in search of its third consecutive win when it visits the Robins Center for an Atlantic 10 Conference clash with Richmond on Wednesday.
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Rhode Island (5-5, 2-1) vs. Richmond (7-3, 1-1): Live coverage of this game will be on CBS Sports Network. The game is at the Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST. Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats | ESPN RADIO 99.5FM/950AM WATCH
Rhode Island bounced back from three successive defeats with wins over Saint Bonaventure and Saint Joseph’s and the Rams (5-5, 2-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) will try to extend that winning streak on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Richmond comes into this game on the back of a 69-66 defeat to Saint Bonaventure on Saturday and has lost two of the past three games.
The Spiders (7-3, 1-1), though, have won three of the last five overall and enter this game as a 4-point favorite among the bookmakers. According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, Richmond will start with a 71.2% chance to win this game.
Richmond is scoring 75.4 points per game and giving away 71.4 defensively, while shooting 49.7% from the field and dishing out 14.6 assists per game this season.
For Rhode Island, it comes in scoring 72.9 points per game and allowing 70.7 at the other end. The Rams are shooting 45.3% from the field, pulling down 37.2 rebounds and picking off 8.3 steals per contest.
Senior guard Blake Francis leads the way this season with 16.5 points per game for Richmond, with Grant Golden averaging 14.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists through 10 games.
Tyler Burton, who is averaging 12.3 points and 8.4 rebounds, Nathan Cayo with 11.9 points and Jacob Gilyard at 11.6 points and 5.7 assists, are also among the main contributors this season for the Spiders.
Fatts Russell leads Rhode Island this season with 14.4 points, 4.2 assists, and 2.3 steals, while Antwan Walker is grabbing 7.4 rebounds and scoring 8.4 points per game after 10 fixtures.