Richmond beats South Alabama 65-54

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Kendall Anthony scored 18 points, Terry Allen added 17 – including the go-ahead basket – and Richmond held off South Alabama 65-54 Thursday night.

ShawnDre’ Jones scored 14, T.J. Cline added 10, and the Spiders (5-4) outrebounded the Jaguars 39-38 and converted 15 South Alabama fouls into 11 of 14 free throws.

Dionte Ferguson, Taishaun Johnson and Ken Williams each scored nine for South Alabama (2-6).

Jones hit a layup to give Richmond a 6-4 lead, sparking a 12-3 run, and the Spiders pulled ahead 21-11 on a jumper by Jones. South Alabama gained ground on a 12-5 run but trailed at halftime 28-25.

South Alabama’s Williams tied it at 44-all with a 3-pointer at 9:11 and Abdul Lewis put the Jaguars up 46-44 with a jumper. Richmond regained the lead 47-46 on a free throw by Allen then used 12-4 run to pull ahead. Allen scored five points in the final 1:20 to help seal the win.