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

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