NCAAB Game Recap - Wisconsin at Richmond
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:00 PM EST

VaTec
71
MSU
66
F
Kansas
93
Chami
63
F
Kent
52
OhSt
71
F
Chat
46
Tenn
58
F
Aub
84
NM
59
F
AlSt
62
VACom
78
F
NE
62
SthAL
74
F
ColSt
70
NMSt
78
F(OT)
(N/A)
51
Drex
84
F
Yale
73
W MI
51
F
GrCan
68
IlSt
63
F
LoyIL
55
SoFL
66
F
Drake
59
MiaO
67
F
Seatt
70
Buck
77
F
UGA
61
Dayt
80
F
Ford
64
W Ky
69
F
Detr
62
ULLa
81
F
WriSt
72
Web
57
F
GMas
60
OlDom
53
F
IUPUI
77
LoyMD
81
F
Valpa
77
Cin
81
F(OT)
KansSt
59
Pitt
63
F
(N/A)
83
Winth
127
F
Wisc
52
Rich
62
F
Butl
63
Mizzu
52
F
Ark
62
GaTec
61
F(OT)
Lipsco
78
TNTec
65
F
(N/A)
56
NoKY
86
F
ChiSt
56
FlaSt
113
F
WaSt
71
Nebras
82
F
Murr
64
LaSal
75
F
South
51
NebOm
78
F
Troy
66
AlaAM
80
F
CSNor
84
WIGB
85
F
SeLA
70
Vand
78
F
TAMIn
52
TexPA
79
F
AbCh
56
TxSt
61
F
(N/A)
45
Oral
99
F
Oakl
50
NIU
74
F
SCSt
66
APSU
92
F
Jacksn
57
Campbl
62
F
Nev
77
BGSU
62
F
ChBap
67
ArkPB
75
F
LaTec
75
Ind
88
F
Brad
51
NW
78
F
TXSo
62
Mont
74
F
Okla
54
Stan
73
F
TNSt
49
SDSU
62
F
BYU
78
UCLA
63
F

Nov 25, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wisconsin (4-2)

29

23

52

Richmond (5-0)

31

31

62

Spiders bite Badgers in Legends Classic
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:44 PM

NEW YORK (AP) To hear Chris Mooney, his Richmond Spiders spent the days and weeks and months after their 2018-19 season came to an end working on defense and toughness.

And in a gym on the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn, New York, the results of that work borne out.

"(We) just had a strong will and toughness about us," Mooney said after Richmond topped Wisconsin 62-52 in the first game of the Roman Legends Classic Monday night at the Barclays Center. The Spiders will meet Auburn in the championship game Tuesday.

Blake Francis scored a game-high 19 points to lead Richmond (5-0). Grant Golden added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Nathan Cayo had 10.

The loss snapped Wisconsin's (4-2) four-game winning streak. Nate Reuvers led the Badgers with 17 points, and Kobe King finished with 10.

"We got to want it," Reuvers said.

The second all-time meeting between the Big 10 and A-10 programs would not have been out of place at any of New York City's playgrounds, as both teams played unyielding defense. Wisconsin held Richmond to 35.3% shooting from 3 (6 for 17), while the Spiders limited the Badgers to 34% shooting from the field (17 for 50).

"I'm not surprised that maybe we didn't shoot it as well," Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. "I was more disappointed (in) how we took care of the ball - or didn't take care of the ball - and how we settled for quick threes."

The Badgers committed 15 turnovers.

After Brad Davidson drilled a 3 to tie the game 50-all with 4:44 left, Richmond scored 10 of the next 12 points points to open a 60-52 advantage. Souleymane Koureissi's tip-in of a Gilyard missed layup capped the run.

Gilyard knocked down two free throws with a minute left to end the scoring.

Despite Tyler Wahl drilling a running one-hander before the halftime buzzer sounded, the Badgers went into the break trailing the Spiders 31-29.

"I think that was just a good momentum booster coming into the second half," D'Mitrik Price said.

BIG PICTURE: Distilled to its base, this was a matchup of strength versus strength. Wisconsin entered the game ranked 34th in defensive efficiency according to analytics site KenPom.com, while Richmond had averaged 92.5 points per game in its first four games, and had three players - Jacob Gilyard (20.8), Nick Sherod (20.8) and Blake Francis (18.5) - average at least 18. 5 points per game.

The game was possession-by-possession matchup, which could benefit both teams as the season progresses. Tight defense should allow Wisconsin to stay in games, while the Spiders were forced to play a style they had not prior to Monday night.

"Yeah, I think it was good for us to see that (style of play)," Mooney said. "On offense we have some really good players who are aggressive and know how to play for skill. And when the game is really free those things really (show) up. When it's tighter and more physical and half court - especially with Wisconsin (and) how they play defense - it's more difficult and challenging."

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND:

The first game of the doubleheader marked Wisconsin's inaugural visit to Barclays Center, which opened in September 2012. However, it was not the Badgers' first trip to the big city. Wisconsin now has played seven games in New York dating back to 2015 and is 3-4 in those contests with the previous six games were held at Madison Square Garden.

UP NEXT:

RICHMOND: Will meet Auburn in the Legends Classic championship game Tuesday.

WISCONSIN: Will meet New Mexico in the Legends Classic consolation game Tuesday.

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Leaders

Wisconsin PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Reuvers 17 0 1 7 2 1
Richmond PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Grace 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Burton 0 0 0 4 0 0

Team Comparison

Wisc Rich
Points For 52 62
Field Goals 17/50-34% 26/56-46%
Three Pointers 7/27-26% 6/17-35%
Free Throws 11/14-79% 4/6-67%
Offensive Rebounds 8 4
Defensive Rebounds 28 27
Rebounds 38 31
Blocks 2 3
Steals 6 7
Turnovers 15 10
Personal Fouls 14 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Rich Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 25 Wisc 52 @ Rich 62 A. Ford 3 A. Gustavson 2

Game Information

Stadium: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 0
Game Time: