Francis scores 20 points, Richmond wallops UMass, 95-71
Nick Sherod had 16 points and six rebounds for Richmond (22-7, 12-4 Atlantic 10 Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Nathan Cayo added 14 points and eight rebounds. Grant Golden had 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Jacob Gilyard tied a career high with 10 assists plus 10 points.
Dibaji Walker had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Minutemen (13-16, 7-9). Tre Mitchell added 18 points and four assists. Sean East II had six assists.
Richmond plays Davidson at home on Tuesday. UMass faces La Salle on the road on Wednesday.