Spiders end No. 19 Rams streak at 13, 86-74

Spiders end No. 19 Rams streak at 13, 86-74
January 24, 2013, 9:46 pm
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Virginia Commonwealth forward Juvonte Reddic (15) tries to get past Richmond forward Terry Allen (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Kendall Anthony scored 21 of his 26 points after halftime and Darien Brothers hit two huge 3-pointers Thursday night as Richmond ended No. 19 VCU's 13-game winning streak, 86-74 in overtime.

Brothers had 18 points and Cedrick Lindsay 13 as the Spiders (13-7, 3-2 Atlantic 10) won for only the second time in their last nine meetings with the Rams. Richmond hit 12 3-pointers with Anthony making five and Brothers four, including one with 1.5 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime, and another to clinch it with 1:35 to play in OT.

Juvonte Reddic had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Treveon Graham had 15 points, all after halftime, and 10 rebounds for VCU (16-4, 4-1), which never got its ball-hawking havoc defense unleashed against the steady Spiders.

Both teams finished with 13 turnovers and scored 17 off their takeaways.