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NCAA Game Summary - Richmond at La Salle

(Tuesday, March 6)

Final Score: La Salle 80, Richmond 72

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ramon Galloway scored 17 points, leading four players in double figures, as La Salle defeated Richmond, 80-72, in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament at Tom Gola Arena.

Galloway added eight assists and seven rebounds for the seventh-seeded Explorers (21-11) as they advanced to the quarterfinals of the 36th annual tournament and will face second-seeded Saint Louis at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday evening.

Also scoring in double figures for La Salle were Earl Pettis with 15 points, Jerrell Wright 14 and Devon White 13 points off the bench.

The 10th-seeded Spiders (16-16) were paced by Darien Brothers who erupted for 31 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the floor, followed by Cedrick Lindsay with 17 points, although he connected on just 4-of-14 from the field. Derrick Williams recorded a double-double for the visitors with 14 points and a game- high 10 rebounds.

La Salle shot the ball very well in the first half, converting 53.3 percent from the field overall, including 5-of-10 beyond the arc, as well as a perfect 3-of-3 at the free-throw line in order to take a 40-33 advantage at the break.

In the second half the hosts feasted at the free-throw line (17-of-21) and that was more than enough to get them into the win column as Richmond shot only 2-of-12 on the perimeter in the period.

The Explorers finished the night hitting 50.0 percent from the floor and 8- of-17 beyond the arc.

03/06 22:21:28 ET