The Richmond Spiders will host the Charleston Cougars in non-conference action Saturday evening from the Robins Center. The Cougars logged a 76-50 win against DII Coker in their previous game, and the Spiders posted an easy 75-57 home win against South Alabama in their latest tilt. This is the first meeting between these schools since 2009.
Charleston Records Easy Win Against DII Coker
The Charleston Cougars have lost three out of their last four games against DI opponents. They got back in the win column with an easy 76-50 win against DII Coker in their latest game last Sunday. The Cougars have not fared well against strong opposition this season.
Watch for Grant Riller in this one. The senior guard has scored at least 20 points in all but three games this season. Riller scored 23 points in his latest action, and he is posting 20.8 PPG on 53% shooting. Jayden McManus is having trouble with his shot, connecting on less than 34% of his field goal in three out of his last four games. The senior forward has seen his shooting percentage dip to 41%, and he is averaging 10.1 points. Brevin Galloway has not reached double-digits in points in three straight games. The junior guard is averaging 9.6 points on a 41% clip from the field.
Charleston is currently placed 153rd overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and they stand at 1-1 on the road which involved a loss to UCF. The Cougars are having trouble offensively and they are averaging 67.8 points, ranking them 267th overall. They are conceding an average of 65.9 points, positioning them 129th in DI.
Richmond Earns Three Straight Dominating Wins
The Richmond Spiders continue to shine. They have rebounded from their loss to a ranked Auburn team with three straight blowout wins. The Spiders have earned a few notable wins this season which includes a win against Wisconsin and Boston College. They are coming off a 75-57 home win against South Alabama in a game that had Richmond favored by seven points.
Blake Francis is a huge threat from three-point range where he is sporting a 43.1% efficiency. The junior guard has eclipsed 20 points three times this season, and he is logging a team-leading 18 PPG on 44% shooting. Jacob Gilyard is another talented player posting big numbers. The junior guard has netted at least 15 points in three consecutive games, and he has compiled an average of 17.2 points and has connected on 60% of his field goal this season. Nick Sherod is playing well, scoring a combined 33 points in his last two games. The junior guard scored 17 points in his latest action, and he ranks third in team scoring with 15.3 PPG.
The Spiders are currently placed 64th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and they stand at 6-0 on their home court. Richmond is an offensive powerhouse that is averaging 79.6 points, good for 53rd in all of DI. They are conceding an average of only 67.1 points, placing them 152nd overall.
The Charleston Cougars are:
- 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight-up win.
- 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points.
- 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are: The Richmond Spiders are:
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight-up win.