Seed No. 11 Richmond (13-19, 7-12) vs. 6 Seed St. Louis (19-12, 10-8)
Second Round of the Atlantic 10 Conference, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Thursday, 7:30 pm EDT
LOWER RESULT: Richmond and St. Louis are ready to play in the second round of the A10 tournament. The only meeting of the regular season took place on January 30th. The Spiders shot 57.7% of the game, while limiting Saint-Louis to only 43.1% en route to the three-point victory.
VARIABLE EXPERIENCE: St. Louis relies on senior management while Richmond has been heavily fueled by freshmen this year. Seniors Javon Bess, Tramaine Isabell, Jordan Goodwin and D.J. Foreman have 66% of all goals scored in St. Louis this season and 77% of the team's points over the past five games. On the other hand, rookies Grant Golden, Jake Wojcik and Andre Gustavson collectively scored 42% of the team's points this year.
CREATION OF AN OFFENSE: Golden has scored 51% of all goals scored on the field in Richmond over the last three games. The junior striker scored 21 goals and 17 assists in those games.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: Richmond is a perfect 6-0 when its defense keeps its opponents in a goal percentage of 40.7% or less. Spiders are between 7 and 19 years old to allow their opponents to shoot better than that.
DISTRIBUTION OF ASSISTANCE: Spiders have recently converted baskets via aids more often than the Billiken. Saint-Louis has scored 41 assists for 79 goals (51.9%) in his last three meetings, while Richmond has scored 53 goals out of 75 (70.7%) in his last three games.
DID YOU KNOW THAT: The Saint-Louis defense has awarded only 64.9 points per game to its opponents this season, placing the Billikens in 30th place in Division I. The Richmond offense gave an average of 70.2 points in 32 games (222nd overall).