2009–10 Richmond Spiders men's basketball team

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2009–10 Richmond Spiders men's basketball
Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
South Padre Island Invitational Champions
NCAA Tournament First Round vs. St Mary's, L 80–71
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
AP #24
2009–10 record 26–9 (13–3 A-10)
Head coach Chris Mooney (5th year)
Assistant coach Kevin McGeehan (5th year)
Assistant coach Jamal Brunt (3rd year)
Assistant coach Rob Jones (2nd year)
Home arena Robins Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Temple 14 2   .875     29 6   .829
#25 Xavier 14 2   .875     26 9   .743
#24 Richmond 13 3   .813     26 9   .743
Saint Louis 11 5   .688     23 13   .639
Rhode Island 9 7   .563     26 10   .722
Charlotte 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Dayton 8 8   .500     25 12   .676
St. Bonaventure 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
George Washington 6 10   .375     16 15   .516
UMass 5 11   .313     12 20   .375
Saint Joseph's 5 11   .313     11 20   .355
La Salle 4 12   .250     12 18   .400
Fordham 0 16   .000     2 26   .071
2010 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Richmond Spiders men's basketball team represented the University of Richmond in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball during the 2009–10 season. Richmond competed as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) under fifth-year head basketball coach Chris Mooney and played its home games at the Robins Center.

Coming off a 20–16 performance in the 2008–09 season that saw the Spiders advance to the semifinals of the 2009 College Basketball Invitational, the Spiders were picked third in the Atlantic-10 preseason poll.[1] Point guard Kevin Anderson was named to the Preseason All-Atlantic 10 First Team, with guard David Gonzalvez being named to the Second Team and center Dan Geriot to the Third Team.

Following the end of the regular season, Anderson was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, while Gonzalvez was named to both the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and Defensive Team.[2]

With its 26th win of the season coming in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament against Xavier, Richmond tied a school record for number of wins in a season.[3]

After finishing in third place in the Atlantic 10 during the regular season, Richmond advanced to the finals of the conference tournament before falling to Temple. Richmond was awarded an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. As the seventh seed in the tournament's South region, Richmond earned the highest seeding in its history. They lost in the first round to ten seed Saint Mary's to end their season.

Preseason[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Darien Brothers
G
Richmond, VA Benedictine HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Aug 6, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Greg Robbins
F/G
Wynnewood, PA Lower Merion HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Aug 8, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2009–10 Richmond Spiders men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 1 Garrett, DarriusDarrius Garrett 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Raleigh, North Carolina
G 3 Brothers, DarienDarien Brothers 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Richmond, Virginia
G 5 Gonzalvez, DavidDavid Gonzalvez 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Marietta, Georgia
G 10 Benjamin, JonathanJonathan Benjamin 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Rochester, New York
F/C 11 Duinker, JoshJosh Duinker 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS So Sydney, Australia
F 12 Smith, KevinKevin Smith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Murfreesboro, Tennessee
G/F 13 Estes, ZakZak Estes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Indianapolis, Indiana
G 14 Anderson, KevinKevin Anderson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Atlanta, Georgia
F 15 Martel, Francis-CedricFrancis-Cedric Martel 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Montreal, Canada
G/F 21 Hovde, KevinKevin Hovde Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
G/F 22 Robbins, GregGreg Robbins 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
G 24 Billings, LiamLiam Billings 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Winter Park, Florida
F 31 Smith, ConorConor Smith 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS So Brookfield, Wisconsin
F 32 Harper, JustinJustin Harper 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Richmond, Virginia
C 41 Geriot, DanDan Geriot 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) RS Jr Springfield, Pennsylvania
G/F 44 Butler, RyanRyan Butler 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Richmond, Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2009-11-19

Schedule[edit]


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
November 13* 7:00 pm Lehigh Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 65–53  4,139 1–0
November 16* 7:00 pm Virginia Military Institute Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 103–59  3,802 2–0
November 19* 7:00 pm at William & Mary Kaplan ArenaWilliamsburg, Virginia L 71–78  2,104 2–1
November 22* 5:00 pm Chattanooga Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia
(South Padre Island Invitational)
W 75–49  3,185 3–1
November 24* 7:00 pm Longwood Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia
(South Padre Island Invitational)
W 65–52  3,338 4–1
November 27* 6:00 pm vs. Mississippi State South Padre Island Convention CentreSouth Padre Island, Texas
(South Padre Island Invitational)
Fox College Sports W 63–62  585 5–1
November 28* 8:00 pm vs. Missouri South Padre Island Convention CentreSouth Padre Island, Texas
(South Padre Island Invitational)
Fox College Sports W 59–52  543 6–1
December 2* 7:00 pm Old Dominion Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 67–60  4,130 7–1
December 12* 7:30 pm at VCU Siegel CenterRichmond, Virginia
(Farm Bureau Insurance Black & Blue Classic)
L 57–65  7,567 7–2
December 16* 7:00 pm at South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, South Carolina SportSouth L 58–76  9,640 7–3
December 19* 6:30 pm vs. #13 Florida BankAtlantic CenterSunrise, Florida
(Orange Bowl Classic)
Sun Sports W 56–53  13,258 8–3
December 22* 12:00 pm UNC Greensboro Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 89–63  3,127 9–3
December 28* 7:00 pm UNC Wilmington Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 66–64  4,027 10–3
December 31* 7:00 pm at Wake Forest LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, North Carolina ESPNU L 68–74 OT 10,210 10–4
January 2* 2:00 pm at Bucknell Sojka PavilionLewisburg, Pennsylvania W 59–50  2,322 11–4
January 6 7:00 pm at Duquesne A. J. Palumbo CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania W 80–68  2,523 12–4 (1–0)
January 9 5:00 pm at Saint Louis Chaifetz ArenaSt. Louis, Missouri L 58–63  8,134 12–5 (1–1)
January 13 7:00 pm Massachusetts Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 70–63 OT 4,019 13–5 (2–1)
January 16 4:00 pm La Salle Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia CBS College Sports W 67–63  4,641 14–5 (3–1)
January 20 7:00 pm Charlotte Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia L 59–71  4,042 14–6 (3–2)
January 23 2:00 pm at George Washington Smith CenterWashington, D.C. W 62–57  3,298 15–6 (4–2)
January 30 2:00 pm Saint Louis Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia CBS College Sports W 62–36  3,193 16–6 (5–2)
February 3 7:00 pm at Saint Joseph's Hagan ArenaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania W 68–58  3,886 17–6 (6–2)
February 6 2:00 pm #19 Temple Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia ESPNU W 71–54  6,806 18–6 (7–2)
February 10 7:00 pm at Rhode Island Ryan CenterKingston, Rhode Island W 69–67  7,109 19–6 (8–2)
February 13 2:00 pm at St. Bonaventure Reilly CenterSt. Bonaventure, New York CBS College Sports W 68–49  5,013 20–6 (9–2)
February 17 7:00 pm Fordham #25 Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 84–56  4,834 21–6 (10–2)
February 20 7:00 pm George Washington #25 Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 74–70  9,025 22–6 (11–2)
February 28 1:00 pm at Xavier #23 Cintas CenterCincinnati, Ohio ESPN2 L 76–78 2OT 10,250 22–7 (11–3)
March 4 7:00 pm Dayton Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia CBS College Sports W 60–56  7,121 23–7 (12–3)
March 6 2:00 pm at Charlotte Halton ArenaCharlotte, North Carolina W 89–84 OT 6,559 24–7 (13–3)
2010 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
March 12 9:00 PM vs. Massachusetts Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, New Jersey
(Quarterfinal)
CBS College Sports W 77–72  6,027 25–7
March 13 3:30 PM vs. #24 Xavier Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, New Jersey
(Semifinal)
CBS College Sports W 89–85 OT 8,208 26–7
March 14 1:00 PM vs. #17 Temple Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, New Jersey
(Final)
CBS L 52–56  7,882 26–8
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
March 18* 2:50 PM vs. Saint Mary's #24 Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI
(First round)
CBS L 71–80  11,106 26–9
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time [4].

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