Richmond Spiders men's basketball

The Richmond Spiders men's basketball team represents the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia and currently competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team plays its home games at the Robins Center. The team last played in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in 2022 under head coach Chris Mooney, who has guided the program since the 2005–2006 season.

Richmond Spiders
2023–24 Richmond Spiders men's basketball team
UniversityUniversity of Richmond
First season1913
All-time record1,489–1,272 (.539)
Head coachChris Mooney (19th season)
ConferenceAtlantic 10
LocationRichmond, Virginia
ArenaRobins Center
(capacity: 7,201)
NicknameSpiders
ColorsBlue and red[1]
   
Uniforms
Home jersey
Team colours
Home
Away jersey
Team colours
Away
Alternate jersey
Team colours
Alternate
NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen
1988, 2011
NCAA tournament round of 32
1984, 1988, 1991, 1998, 2011, 2022
NCAA tournament appearances
1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2022
Conference tournament champions
CAA
1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1998
A-10
2011, 2022
Conference regular season champions
CAA
1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2001
A-10
2024
UCLA vs. Richmond, Los Angeles Sports Arena, December 23, 2011

UR's basketball program has developed a reputation as a "giant killer" in the NCAA tournament, defeating the Charles Barkley-led Auburn Tigers in 1984, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 1988 by defeating defending national champion Indiana and Georgia Tech, beating #3 seeded South Carolina in 1998, and becoming the first #15 seed to knock off a #2 seed when the Spiders defeated Syracuse in 1991.[2] The Spiders hold the distinction of being the only basketball program to win NCAA tournament games as a 12, 13, 14, and 15 seed.[citation needed]

History

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Coaches

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Current coaching staff

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  • Chris Mooney – head coach
  • Peter Thomas – assistant head coach
  • David Boyden – assistant coach
  • Will Gipe – assistant coach
  • Mark McGonigal – assistant coach/director of basketball operations & recruiting
  • Jack Fahed – assistant coach/director of program development

All-time head coaches

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Coach Years Win–loss Win % Conference titles NCAA tournament appearances
Frank Dobson 1913–17, 1919–33 168–112 .600 - -
Dave Satterfield 1917–18 3–6 .333 - -
Robert Marshall 1918–19 1–5 .166 - -
Malcolm Pitt 1933–52 197–169 .538 - -
H. Lester Hooker 1952–63 147–142 .509 - -
Lewis Mills 1963–74 110–170 .393 - -
Carl Slone 1974–78 43–63 .406 - -
Lou Goetz 1978–81 38–44 .434 - -
Dick Tarrant 1981–93 239–126 .655 4 5
Bill Dooley 1993–97 43–69 .384 - -
John Beilein 1997–2002 100–53 .654 1 1
Jerry Wainwright 2002–05 50–41 .549 - 1
Chris Mooney 2005–present 348–268 .565 2 3
Peter Thomas 2023 (interim) 2–4 .333 - -
Totals 1,489–1,272 .539 7 10

Players

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All-time statistic leaders

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Points

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T. J. Cline with Richmond.
 
Kendall Anthony with Richmond.
 
ShawnDre' Jones with Richmond.
 
Grant Golden with Richmond.
Rank Player Years Games PPG Avg. Total Points
1 Johnny Newman 1982–86 122 19.5 2,383
2 Grant Golden 2016–22 161 14.0 2,246
3 Kevin Anderson 2007–11 139 15.6 2,165
4 Mike Perry 1977–81 108 19.9 2,145
5 Jacob Gilyard 2017–22 154 13.2 2,039
6 Kendall Anthony 2011–15 134 14.2 1,909
7 Ed Harrison 1952–56 115 16.0 1,843
8 David Gonzalvez 2006–10 131 13.2 1,727
9 John Schweitz 1978–82 109 15.8 1,723
10 T. J. Cline 2014–17 102 16.1 1,647

Rebounds

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Rank Player Years Games Reb. Avg. Total Rebounds
1 Ken Daniel 1952–56 114 11.0 1,255
2 Walt Lysaght 1952–56 110 10.8 1,190
3 Grant Golden 2016–22 161 6.3 1,015
4 Eric Poole 1994–98 115 7.8 894
5 Peter Woolfolk 1984–88 123 7.0 859
6 Tyler Burton 2019–23 123 6.7 819
7 Terry Allen 2012–16 134 5.8 782
8 Mike Perry 1977–81 108 6.8 738
9 Tom Green 1964–67 74 9.8 728
10 Kenny Wood 1989–93 118 6.1 717

Assists

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Rank Player Years Games Ast. Avg. Total Assists
1 Jacob Gilyard 2017–22 154 5.1 782
2 Greg Beckwith 1982–86 116 4.9 573
3 Scott Ungerer 1998–2002 120 4.0 479
4 Grant Golden 2016–22 161 3.0 476
5 Kenny Atkinson 1986–90 125 3.7 464
6 Kevin Anderson 2007–11 139 2.9 410
7 Carlos Cueto 1994–98 108 3.7 396
8 Scott Stapleton 1986–90 125 3.0 382
9 T. J. Cline 2014–17 102 3.7 374
10 ShawnDre' Jones 2013–17 132 2.8 364

Retired numbers

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Three Spider players have had their numbers retired by the University.

Richmond Spiders retired numbers
No. Player Career Ref.
14 Kevin Anderson 2007–2011 [3]
20 Johnny Newman 1982–1986
23 Warren Mills 1952–1955 [4]

All-time postseason results

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NCAA tournament

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The Spiders have appeared in ten NCAA tournaments. Their combined record is 9–10.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1984 12 Opening Round
First Round
Second Round
(12) Rider
(5) Auburn
(4) Indiana
W 89–65
W 72–71
L 67–75
1986 11 First Round (6) St. Joseph's L 59–60
1988 13 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
(4) Indiana
(5) Georgia Tech
(1) Temple
W 72–69
W 59–55
L 47–69
1990 14 First Round (3) Duke L 46–81
1991 15 First Round
Second Round
(2) Syracuse
(10) Temple
W 73–69
L 64–77
1998 14 First Round
Second Round
(3) South Carolina
(11) Washington
W 62–61
L 66–81
2004 11 First Round (6) Wisconsin L 64–76
2010 7 First Round (10) Saint Mary's L 71–80
2011 12 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
(5) Vanderbilt
(13) Morehead State
(1) Kansas
W 69–66
W 65–48
L 57–77
2022 12 First Round
Second Round
(5) Iowa
(4) Providence
W 67–63
L 51–79

The Spiders have appeared in eleven National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 11–11.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1982 NA First Round Maryland L 50–66
1985 NA First Round
Second Round
Fordham
Indiana
W 59–57
L 53–75
1989 NA First Round
Second Round
Temple
UAB
W 70–56
L 61–64
1992 NA First Round Florida L 52–66
2001 NA First Round
Second Round
West Virginia
Dayton
W 79–56
L 56–71
2002 NA First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Quarterfinals
Wagner
Montana State
Minnesota
Syracuse
W 74–67OT
W 63–48
W 67–66
L 46–62
2003 NA First Round Providence L 49–67
2015 1 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
(8) St. Francis Brooklyn
(5) Arizona State
(2) Miami (FL)
W 84–74
W 76–70OT
L 61–63
2017 6 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
(3) Alabama
(7) Oakland
(4) TCU
W 71–64
W 87–83
L 68–86
2021 2 First Round
Quarterfinals
(3) Toledo
(4) Mississippi State
W 76–66
L 67–68
2024 NA First Round (3) Virginia Tech L 58–74

*The NIT in 2006 began using a seeding and region system similar to what is used in the NCAA tournament. Starting in 2022, only the top four teams in each of the four regions received seeds, with their unseeded opponents matched up based partly on geographic considerations.

The Spiders have appeared in three College Basketball Invitational tournaments. Their combined record is 3–3.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2008 4 First Round (1) Virginia L 64–66
2009 1 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
(4) St. John's
(3) Charleston
(4) UTEP
W 75–69
W 74–72
L 69–81
2013 N/A First Round
Quarterfinals
Bryant
Wright State
W 76–71
L 51–57

NBA draft history

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The following Spider players have been selected in the National Basketball Association draft:

Player Year Round Team
Justin Harper 2011 2nd Cleveland Cavaliers (Immediately traded to Orlando Magic)
Curtis Blair 1992 2nd Houston Rockets
Johnny Newman 1986 2nd Cleveland Cavaliers
Kelvin Johnson 1985 5th Indiana Pacers
Bill Flye 1984 5th Phoenix Suns
Jeff Pehl 1983 5th San Antonio Spurs
Tom Bethea 1983 6th Atlanta Hawks
John Schweitz 1982 6th Boston Celtics
Michael Perry 1981 9th Kansas City Kings
Bob McCurdy 1975 8th Milwaukee Bucks
Aron Stewart 1973
1974
4th
6th
Capital Bullets
Cleveland Cavaliers
Johnny Moates 1967 13th Cincinnati Royals

References

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  1. ^ "Palettes – University of Richmond". Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  2. ^ "Dick Tarrant And Richmond Spiders: Giant Killers Of NCAA Tournament". ThePostGame.com. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  3. ^ Former Standout Kevin Anderson Drafted By Austin Spurs, 30 Oct 2016
  4. ^ Mills bio at Richmond University
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