The Richmond Spiders play the Dayton Flyers in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Saturday at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Richmond reached the semifinals with a 75-64 victory over VCU in the quarterfinals on Friday. Jacob Gilyard was the leading scorer for Richmond with 32 points. The big difference in the outcome was Richmond committed 11 turnovers and VCU turned the ball over 16 times.
Tyler Burton is leading Richmond in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while Jacob Gilyard is the leader in assists with an average of 5.5 assists per game. Richmond has three players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Spiders are scoring an average of 72.1 points per game. Richmond is shooting 44.5% overall and 34.0% from three-point territory.
Dayton punched its ticket to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament with a 75-72 victory over the UMass Minutemen on Friday. DaRon Holmes II was the leading scorer for Dayton with 28 points. Holmes II hit 12 of his 15 shots from the field. Malachi Smith was the second-leading scorer for Dayton with 15 points. Dayton shot 52.0% and held UMass to 45.0 percent shooting.
DaRon Holmes II is the leading scorer for Dayton with an average of 12.4 points per game, while Toumani Camara is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 10.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Malachi Smith is the leader in assists with an average of 5.4 assists per game. Dayton has two players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 69.3 points per game.