NCAAB Game Recap - Boston College at Richmond
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:30 PM EST

Tenn
72
VACom
69
F
Sac
45
Colora
59
F
Lipsco
62
Xav
87
F
Amer
64
Albany
68
F
ChiSt
54
AlSt
67
F
MorSt
57
N AL
67
F
Wagn
63
StJon
86
F
StFNY
59
StPet
67
F
Detr
81
Ohio
91
F
Drex
60
UMBC
85
F
JacSt
60
Chat
63
F
(N/A)
70
MsVl
124
F
SDak
72
NoAZ
76
F
UNCG
65
GTown
61
F
McNee
71
Tex
73
F
Jacksn
61
NCAT
45
F
MOStL
55
IndSt
62
F
Sien
62
Colg
72
F
W&M
77
Buff
88
F
Princ
87
Buck
77
F
BC
44
Rich
64
F
MTTec
63
BYU
98
F
(N/A)
53
Troy
104
F
(N/A)
51
SamH
86
F
ETSU
67
ArkLR
63
F
TocF
59
Presb
87
F
Denv
51
SEMO
66
F
USC-Up
47
Charl
83
F
Stetsn
53
Kent
77
F
ECU
89
JMU
99
F
SDSt
50
Ind
64
F
MtStM
73
How
56
F
Leh
64
Colum
68
F
Navy
76
Brown
56
F
Dart
69
BGSU
76
F
N DA
80
GaSo
68
F
YSU
72
CenMI
88
F
SFA
76
ArkSt
57
F
NoKY
60
Ark
66
F
Hartfo
55
TxSt
69
F
Fres
72
CSNor
73
F
CoCar
92
DelSt
77
F
RobM
59
Clev
70
F
CS-Ful
55
SCla
70
F
(N/A)
62
NOrl
79
F
FlaSt
63
Purd
60
F(OT)
Campbl
51
FlGlf
46
F
Evans
70
IUPUI
64
F
Oakl
63
Toled
65
F
StFPA
79
StJos
63
F
Army
66
Maris
64
F(OT)
UNH
69
FlInt
70
F
UNLV
65
Cin
72
F(OT)
PVAM
79
TexSA
72
F
WIGB
98
MTSt
72
F
IPFW
71
GrCan
60
F
Tuls
67
Vand
58
F
TXAMC
55
TexPA
52
F
Lamar
73
TXSo
76
F
W IL
67
UMKC
68
F
Belm
71
MidTN
59
F
Samf
57
LaTec
78
F
SDCh
59
CSBak
87
F
Ida
55
Seatt
74
F
E MI
56
UCIrv
77
F

Nov 30, 2019, 2:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Boston College (4-4)

26

18

44

Richmond (6-1)

25

39

64

Gilyard sparks Richmond past Boston College, 64-44
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:22 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Richmond’s biggest player was on the bench in street clothes. Its smallest players filled in admirably.

Jacob Gilyard scored 13 of his 22 points during a 23-2 second-half run and Richmond beat Boston College 64-44 on Saturday.

Blake Francis added 18 points for the Spiders (6-1), who improved to 5-0 at home for the first time since 2014. The Spiders were without Grant Golden, their No. 4 scorer and top rebounder, and won despite getting just 2 points from scoring leader Nick Sherod, who missed eight of nine shots from the field.

“For us to win any game without Grant Golden is significant and impressive,” Spiders coach Chris Mooney said of the 6-foot-10 junior, who averages 12 points and 8.5 rebounds but was held out to allow a left ankle injury to heal. “Really significant. Really impressive.”

The game was tied at 30 before Tyler Burton’s dunk sparked the Spiders run. Gilyard added a basket and two 3-pointers, prompting a Boston College timeout. CJ Felder ended the Spiders run with a basket, but only temporarily as Richmond scored the next 13 points over a span of nearly seven minutes.

“We didn’t have a lot of energy in the first half. We came out kind of lackadaisical,” Gilyard said. But, he added, “we were able to get stops at the beginning of the second half and get out and run and I think that is when we are at our best.”

Jay Heath scored 14 to lead the Eagles (4-4). They had scoring droughts of 6:22 and 4:03 in the first half, but still led 26-25 at the break. In the second half, they had a scoreless stretches of 4 ½ minutes and 6:52 with a lone basket from CJ Felder in the middle. BC finished 16 of 55 from the field, just 29.1%.

“We didn’t play as hard, I thought, defensively and they made shots,” Eagles coach Jim Christian said. “They got into a good rhythm. They kept doing the things that they do and we stopped doing the things that we did well in the first half.”

Gilyard, just 5-foot-9, also added eight rebounds, six assists and five of the Spiders’ 11 steals. Richmond forced 18 turnovers and turned them into 21 points.

BIG PICTURE

Boston College: The Eagles first three losses came to Belmont, DePaul and Saint Louis, and they step up in class significantly next week with games at home against Northwestern and on the road at Notre Dame. ... Their 26-25 halftime lead came despite first-half scoring droughts of 6:22 and 4:03.

Richmond: Already missing big man Grant Golden with a left ankle injury, the Spiders lost their next best big man option when Nathan Cato went down with a right ankle injury with 1:03 left in the first half and had to be helped off the court. At the time, Cayo was leading the team with nine points and three rebounds, but the Spiders were being outrebounded 25-14. Cayo returned after halftime but was clearly favoring the ankle and far less effective.

STEPPING UP

The Spiders improved to 3-1 against schools from Power Five conferences, having also beaten Vanderbilt and Wisconsin and lost to No. 18 Auburn.

UP NEXT

The Eagles return home to face Northwestern in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night.

The Spiders go on the road to play at Hampton on Tuesday night.

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Leaders

Boston College PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Williams 0 0 1 1 0 0
L. Kraljevic 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richmond PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Grace 0 0 1 2 0 0
G. Arizin 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

BC Rich
Points For 44 64
Field Goals 16/55-29% 25/58-43%
Three Pointers 7/28-25% 9/24-38%
Free Throws 5/11-45% 5/5-100%
Offensive Rebounds 10 4
Defensive Rebounds 29 32
Rebounds 39 37
Blocks 3 2
Steals 2 11
Turnovers 18 13
Personal Fouls 6 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 30 BC 44 @ Rich 64 N. Popovic 2 S. Koureissi 2

Game Information

Stadium: Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia
Attendance: 5,531
Game Time: