#87 Richmond Spiders: College Basketball 111 in 111

richmond cheerleader

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

A year ago, the Richmond Spiders advanced to the Sweet 16 for just the second time in program history. In the process, they set a school record with 29 wins.  However, the team with the scariest logo in the history of team logos (I hate spiders) loses four starters and will struggle to find the level of success they have reached the past couple seasons.

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99 in 99:#43 Richmond Spiders

Richmond Spiders logo

When Kevin Anderson decided to return to Richmond for his senior season, it assured the Spiders of being a contender in the Atlantic 10 and likely to make a repeat trip to the NCAA Tournament.  (By the way, Richmond has the creepiest logo in all of collegiate sports.  I hate spiders.)

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball teams and top 27 mid-majors.  Our countdown will lead right up to the start of the season and provide you will all the in-depth information about the top teams in the game.  Click here if you missed teams #44-#99.

By: David Kay
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