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Richmond defeats NC State for first time

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Dec 12, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Terquavion Smith (0) dribbles up court  againstNorth Carolina State Wolfpack guard Thomas Allen (5) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 12, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Terquavion Smith (0) dribbles up court againstNorth Carolina State Wolfpack guard Thomas Allen (5) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Grant Golden scored 19 points and Richmond fended off North Carolina State in an 83-74 victory Friday night as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout in Charlotte, N.C.

Tyler Burton’s 16 points and Nathan Cayo’s 14 points also gave a boost to the Spiders (7-4), who stretched their winning streak to four games. Jacob Gilyard provided 13 points and 10 assists.

Dereon Seabron poured in 21 points, Terquavion Smith had 18 points, Cam Hayes notched 16 points and Jericole Hellems posted 12 points for NC State. Seabron also pulled in 13 rebounds.

The Wolfpack (7-4) was looking for a bounce-back outing after an overtime loss to then-No. 1 Purdue last weekend in Brooklyn, N.Y. This was NC State’s second game in a row in an NBA arena.

The Wolfpack racked up a 21-14 scoring edge on free throws, but it could have been more. NC State was 21 of 34 at the foul line, while the Spiders were 14 of 18.

Richmond shot 52.5 percent from the field. The Wolfpack shot 37.7 percent.

Both teams made seven 3-point shots. NC State didn’t make a field goal in the last three minutes.

Richmond led throughout the second half but the Wolfpack made several threats, pulling within 63-62 on Seabron’s basket with 8 1/2 minutes to play.

It took almost 3 1/2 minutes before NC State had another field goal, but Richmond failed to extend the lead by much.

Whenever the Wolfpack closed within three points, Richmond had answers in the last three minutes. Golden scored off a drive. Gilyard had four straight Spiders points as they clung to a 78-73 edge with just less than a minute to play.

Richmond benefitted from a strong shooting first half for a 39-35 lead at the break.

This is the Spiders’ first victory against NC State in five all-time meetings.

–Field Level Media