Ryan Daly scored 22 points, Eric Carter had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Delaware State beat Richmond 76-63 on Friday night in a season opener.
Delaware State jumped out to a 33-point lead and led 49-20 at halftime, but Richmond made seven straight shots to cut its deficit to 55-40 with 12:06 remaining.
Daly buried a contested 3-pointer and Anthony Mosley added two free throws to push the margin back to 17.
"This is a really big win for our program. Our team brought a competitive mindset into the game, and was ready to play from the tip," Delaware coach Martin Ingelsby said. "In the first half we executed our game plan, had a great rhythm offensively, and were good defensively."
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Freshman Kevin Anderson added 11 points and Mosley 10 for the Blue Hens, who never trailed.
De'Monte Buckingham scored 18 points and Jacob Gilyard had 17 for Richmond — 15 in the second half.
The Spiders are 10-2 in season openers under Chris Mooney. The game was sold out.