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Richmond, Virginia

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Spiders

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NCAA Division I Basketball Mens

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Upcoming Events
29 Jan 22 Richmond  -  VCU
02 Feb 22 Duquesne  -  Richmond
04 Feb 22 Richmond  -  St Bonaventure
08 Feb 22 Richmond  -  George Mason
10 Feb 22 George Mason  -  Richmond

Latest Results
25 Jan 22 Rhode Island  63 - 70  Richmond
22 Jan 22 La Salle  56 - 64  Richmond
19 Jan 22 Fordham  P - P  Richmond
15 Jan 22 Richmond  84 - 87  Davidson
06 Jan 22 Richmond  80 - 72  UMass

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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 2011 under head coach Chris Mooney, who has guided the program since the 2005–2006 season. 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. The Spiders hold the distinction of being the only basketball program to win NCAA tournament games as a 12, 13, 14, and 15 seed.

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The Robins Center is a 7,201-seat multi-purpose arena in Richmond, Virginia. Opened in 1972, the arena is home to the University of Richmond Spiders basketball. It hosted the ECAC South (now known as the Colonial Athletic Association) men's basketball tournament in 1983. It is named for E. Claiborne Robins Sr, class of 1931, who, along with his family, have been leading benefactors for the school. The opening of the Robins Center returning Spider basketball to an on-campus facility for the first time since the mid-1940s when it outgrew Millhiser Gymnasium.

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