Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Richmond lost its cool and Charlotte advanced.
Pierria Henry hit eight free throws on Charlotte's final possession and the
49ers downed Richmond, 68-63, in the first round of the Atlantic 10
The Spiders were called for three technical fouls in the final 4.7 seconds.
With Charlotte (21-10) trailing 63-60, the Spiders elected to foul instead of
allowing a potentially game-tying 3-pointer. Henry sunk the first of the one-
and-one, but Richmond's Derrick Williams was called for a technical foul after
pushing a 49ers player following the first foul shot.
So instead of having to miss intentionally for a potentially game-tying
bucket, Charlotte had three more foul shots and the ball.
Henry then proceeded to make all three for a 64-63 49ers lead. The officials
called a three-shot foul on Greg Robbins when he fouled Henry intentionally at
midcourt as he threw up a shot. Spiders head coach Chris Mooney disagreed with
the call and was ejected.
Henry, who finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds, sunk four more free throws
to seal the win.
Cedrick Lindsay had 19 points to lead Richmond (18-14), which took a 31-23
lead into the break.
Charlotte, which will play Saint Louis Friday in the quarterfinals, outscored
the Spiders 45-32 in the second half.
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