Monarchs Fall To Richmond, 80-53
Dec. 4, 2012
Post-Game Game Recap:
NORFOLK, Va. - NORFOLK, VA--ODU senior Nick Wright (Suffolk, VA.) scored 16 points, but visiting Richmond defeated the Monarchs, 80-53 Tuesday night at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. UR (7-2) was led by Cedrick Lindsay with 19 points.
The win was the first ever for the Spiders in the Constant Center and their first win against ODU in Norfolk since beating the Monarchs, 77-73 in double overtime in 2000-01 at Scope. Richmond came into tonight's game 0-3 in the Ted.
Joining Lindsay in double figures were Greg Robbins and Darien Brothers with 14 points each. Richmond shot .574 (31-54) for the game while the Monarchs shot .317 (19-60). The Spiders led throughout the contest.Richmond opened on a 9-2 run and closed the first half on a 10-0 run to lead 38-19.
Lindsay was eight-for-11 from the field, while Brothers was five-of-seven and Robbins was six-for- nine from the floor.
The Monarchs (1-7) outrebounded the Spiders, 37-34 as senior DeShawn Painter (Norfolk, VA.) led with a game high 10 boards to go along with eight points, followed by red-shirt sophomore forward Richard Ross (Wichita Falls, TX.) with six. Alonz Nelson-Ododa led Richmond with eight.
The 27-point loss is the largest in Constant Center history, beating the previous margin of 18 by then No. 5 Georgetown (66-48) on Nov. 28, 07.
The Monarchs return to action on Friday night when they play arch rival VCU at 9 p.m. in another NBC Sports Network telecast.