RICHMOND, Va. -- Darien Brothers scored 39 points to lead Richmond to an 81-61 victory over Charlotte, handing the 49ers their first Atlantic 10 Conference loss of the season on Saturday.
Richmond scored the first nine points of the game and finished the first half with a 39-28 advantage. The closest the 49ers got was 44-39 on Pierria Henry's layup 4:24 into the second half. The Spiders scored the next 11 points and cruised to the victory, halting Richmond's four-game winning streak.
Richmond made 12 of 27 from beyond the arc to Charlotte's 3 of 15.