56 - 60 Final
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Richmond defeats Dayton 60-58

Mar 5, 2010 - 2:26 AM BY HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer

RICHMOND, Va.(AP) -- David Gonzalvez scored 14 points, including seven straight to give Richmond its first lead of the second half, and the Spiders beat Dayton 60-56 on Thursday night.

Kevin Anderson scored 22 for the Spiders (23-7, 12-3 Atlantic 10), who bounced back from a double-overtime loss at Xavier with a Gonzalvez-led comeback in what was likely his final game at the Robins Center. The Spiders seem to be a lock to make the NCAA tournament.

Dayton (19-10, 8-7) lost for the third time in four games, not the type of stretch run the Flyers were hoping for as one of the conference's bubble teams. And they did it despite outrebounding the Spiders by 19, including a 20-6 edge on the offensive end.

Chris Johnson led the Flyers with 13 points and Marcus Johnson scored 10.